Josh Trank Quits ‘Star Wars’ Tie In Film

"After a year of having the incredible honor of developing with the wonderful and talented people at Lucasfilm, I’m making a personal decision to move forward on a different path."

Director Josh Trank after much deliberation has decided to pull out of directing one of the stand alone ‘Star Wars’ movies.

‘The Fantastic 4’ director revealed that it was a difficult decision for him to make given that the original ‘Star Wars’ films have been a huge influence on him, but he would rather pursue some original projects.

Trank was officially revealed last June to be directing a standalone ‘Star Wars’ movie, which have since officially been titled Anthology films — set in the same continuity as the trilogies, yet telling separate stories.

You can read Tranks statement below in full:

After a year of having the incredible honor of developing with the wonderful and talented people at Lucasfilm, I’m making a personal decision to move forward on a different path. I’ve put a tremendous amount of thought into this, and I know deep down in my heart that I want to pursue some original creative opportunities. That said, the Star Wars universe has always been one of my biggest influences, and I couldn’t be more excited to witness its future alongside my millions of fellow Star Wars fans. I want to thank my friends Kathleen Kennedy, Kiri Hart, Simon Kinberg, and everyone at Lucasfilm and Disney for the amazing opportunity to have been a part of this. May the Force be with you all.

Lucasfilm VP of Development Kiri Hart added: “It was a privilege to collaborate with Josh. We are grateful for the energy and love of Star Wars that he brought to the process, and we wish him all the best.”

Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth.

In the past few years he has written for ‘Star Trek’ Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: www.scifipulseradio.com

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