Steven Spielberg and Quentin Tarantino Both Say No to Directing Star Wars: Episode VII

Quentin Tarantino does not want to make the Simon West version of Star Wars now that Disney controls the franchise.
BYBrian Gallagher | November 9th, 2012
Steven Spielberg and Quentin Tarantino Both Say No to Directing Star Wars: Episode VII

Steven Spielberg will not direct Star Wars: Episode VII With a director currently being sought for Star Wars: Episode VII all sorts of rumors are spreading across the internet. Now, who gets the job seems to be revealing itself by a process of elimination.

Yesterday, we reported that Steven Spielberg is a top contender, though now a new report has surfaced that indicates he has no interest in making this sequel. Take a look at the Lincoln director's vehement denial regarding the reports that he may direct Star Wars: Episode VII.

"No! No! It's not my genre. It's my best friend George's genre."

Django Unchained director Quentin Tarantino also took himself out of consideration to direct, with some pointed words about Disney taking over the franchise.

"I could so care less. No, sorry. Especially if Disney's going to do it. I'm not interested in the Simon West version of Star Wars."

Zack Snyder also revealed yesterday that he has no interest in directing this highly-anticipated sequel. We reported yesterday that screenwriter Michael Arndt has written a 50-page treatment, which includes all the classic characters including Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Princess Leia.

We'll have more as the story breaks.

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