There is little doubt that the opening to direct Star Wars: Episode VII is the most sought-after job in Hollywood. Yesterday, we reported that Matthew Vaughn is rumored to be in early talks for this coveted position, although nothing has been confirmed yet. Today, the rumor mill has brought us yet another candidate, and quite an unexpected one in Safety Not Guaranteed director Colin Trevorrow.
According to an insider, the indie filmmaker reportedly met with George Lucas himself to discuss the project several months ago. Colin Trevorrow's debut Safety Not Guaranteed apparently won over George Lucas, putting him on the list of potential candidates to make this highly-anticipated sequel. Aside from Matthew Vaughn, it isn't known what other filmmakers are being considered for this monumental task.
We also reported yesterday that original Star Wars stars Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, and Carrie Fisher are interested in returning for what will likely be the biggest sequel of the 21st Century.