Disney should announce it officially later today: J.J Abrams has been chosen by Kathleen Kennedy to direct the awaited Star Wars Episode 7 movie. And of course Abrams has accepted. Personally, and considering all the good that i think Abrams did on the previous Star Trek movie which i liked a lot i'm enchanted by this decision. The good thing with Abrams is the part of him who still is a fan. Not only he is a brilliant director but he's also able to be a fan. And in the case of Star Wars being able to be a director AND a fan is definitely essential to succeed to do a good movie.
The stories for “Star Wars” episodes seven, eight and nine, which George Lucas has outlined and the Walt Disney Company will produce and release, are “the most exciting” in the series, the filmmaker’s biographer told TheWrap on Wednesday.
And, wait, there is more good news :
“It was originally a 12-part saga,” Pollock told TheWrap. “The three most exciting stories were 7, 8 and 9. They had propulsive action, really interesting new worlds, new characters. I remember thinking, ‘I want to see these 3 movies.’”
The next in the series, he said, involve Luke Skywalker in his 30s and 40s, but Lucas was unlikely to turn to Mark Hamill, who played Luke in the original but whose performance left the director dissatisfied. “They will need an older Luke Skywalker,” Pollock said."