Cinderella screenwriter Chris Weitz is taking over writing duties from Gary Whitta on the first Star Wars spinoff.
The story follows a group of teenagers forced to rebuild the planet after a devastating event wipes out all children and adults.
Both Summit Entertainment and Sony speak out about recent news stories.
Previous Twilight Saga directors Catherine Hardwicke and Chris Weitz could return for the reshoots.
Summit Entertainment's blockbuster franchise posts astonishing sales numbers.