Josh Trank Leaves Second Stand-Alone Star Wars Film
Via Entertainment Weekly:
Josh Trank, director of the upcoming Fantastic Four reboot, was attached to direct the second Star Wars stand-alone film, but has now parted ways with the project, confiming longtime rumors of a disturbance in this particular project.
Two weeks ago, the director, best known for the gritty, found-footage superhero drama Chronicle, was set to discuss these separate “anthology films” at the Star Wars Celebration fan event alongside filmmaker Gareth Edwards, who is making the 2016 project Rogue One. But Trank’s cancellation, announced at the start of the panel, suggested something was amiss beyond the excuse that he wasn’t feeling well.
Now, it’s clear, there was definitely more at play that day than the flu.
Trank was announced just a year ago as the director of the untitled film, and in his statement about the split said it was his choice to go. “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,” he said in a statement.
You can read the entire article at EW.com.