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Who is Colin Trevorrow? Another potential director for Star Wars: Episode VII

Nov. 6, 2012by: Alex Maidy

While we have all been throwing around names like Matthew Vaughn, Kevin Smith, Alfonso Cuaron, and Darren Aronofsky as potential directors for STAR WARS: EPISODE VII, we have all forgotten one key factor: George Lucas. Yes, Lucas is not going to have a directing or writing credit on the next STAR WARS films, but do you honestly think he is going to step away and keep his mouth shut? As much as he claims he is out, he is going to be a consultant permanently.

With that in mind, CeleBuzz has shared another potential name for the directing duties on STAR WARS: EPISODE VII. That name is Colin Trevorrow.

Trevorrow directed the indie movie SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED about a man who claims he has traveled back in time. That movie garnered a lot of positive buzz, including a good review here on JoBlo.com. One of the fans of the movie was George Lucas.

Lucas apparently met with Trevorrow to discuss "the project". Now, could this mean they discussed SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED, but CeleBuzz claims to have confirmed Trevorrow is on the shortlist to direct EPISODE VII.

Lucas is an indie filmmaker at heart and giving an up and comer like Trevorrow the chance of a lifetime could be possible, but that hinges on whether the final decision will be made by Lucas, Kathleen Kennedy, or Disney executives.

Source: CeleBuzz

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5:49PM on 11/06/2012
It's a risky move... but so was taking a chance on Lucas and his "weird space movie" back in the day.
It's a risky move... but so was taking a chance on Lucas and his "weird space movie" back in the day.
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5:44PM on 11/06/2012

Hmm...I'm not buying this.

i thought Safety Not Guaranteed was quirky indie-by-the-numbers (it reminded me a lot of Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, but seemingly generated less criticism simply because it didn't feature such a mainstream cast). It wasn't particularly bad, and I enjoyed it for what it was, but it was far from a great movie, and its strong reviews probably had something to do with my disappointment -- too much hype can kill. But frankly, this guy doesn't seem ANYTHING like a candidate for Star
i thought Safety Not Guaranteed was quirky indie-by-the-numbers (it reminded me a lot of Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, but seemingly generated less criticism simply because it didn't feature such a mainstream cast). It wasn't particularly bad, and I enjoyed it for what it was, but it was far from a great movie, and its strong reviews probably had something to do with my disappointment -- too much hype can kill. But frankly, this guy doesn't seem ANYTHING like a candidate for Star Wars, and frankly, this story sounds like it was cooked up by his publicist to try and get his name in the mix. I don't want a gritty, 'edgy'/'realistic' Star Wars movie. I don't want the Amazing Spider-Man attempt at Star Wars. I'd prefer a film that fits within the universe stylistically - especially if it does indeed end up directly following the original trilogy. This is mainstream, pop-entertainment at its most glorified, so as much as I love understated character studies and ambitious directorial efforts...they simply don't have a place within Star Wars. You pretty much have to deliver a straightforward, mainstream effort. That's why I actually think Spielberg or Robert Zemeckis or someone along those lines would nail it, and they have the pedigree to back it up.
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7:53PM on 11/06/2012

??????

Kevin Smith? I dont think so.
Kevin Smith? I dont think so.
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9:26PM on 11/06/2012
Anyone else feel Disney is "considering" him for the project to bring Matthew Vaughn's price down?
Anyone else feel Disney is "considering" him for the project to bring Matthew Vaughn's price down?
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7:13PM on 11/06/2012
I doubt it, I'm sure Disney would want a slightly more proven director. Not that this guy is bad or doesn't have the potential, but the Matthew Vaughn news makes much more sense. Spike Jonze lobbied for Episode 2, I'd like to see him get tossed in the hat....
I doubt it, I'm sure Disney would want a slightly more proven director. Not that this guy is bad or doesn't have the potential, but the Matthew Vaughn news makes much more sense. Spike Jonze lobbied for Episode 2, I'd like to see him get tossed in the hat....
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5:31PM on 11/06/2012
I always wonder why Hollywood doesn't let the fans pick. Just give us a short list of actors and directors and let us vote it out. That way if something goes wrong they can simply say "Hey, you wanted him/her, now shut up and eat it."

*edit* I need to add a /s here since there is an obvious fail in sarcasm detection tonight. ;)
I always wonder why Hollywood doesn't let the fans pick. Just give us a short list of actors and directors and let us vote it out. That way if something goes wrong they can simply say "Hey, you wanted him/her, now shut up and eat it."

*edit* I need to add a /s here since there is an obvious fail in sarcasm detection tonight. ;)
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5:45PM on 11/06/2012
I'm assuming if you invested millions of dollars into a project you would not let decisions about the project be made by people you don't know who have no financial risk at stake.
I'm assuming if you invested millions of dollars into a project you would not let decisions about the project be made by people you don't know who have no financial risk at stake.
7:01PM on 11/06/2012
Nathan Fillion and Karl Urban can only star in so many movies a year.
Nathan Fillion and Karl Urban can only star in so many movies a year.
7:11PM on 11/06/2012
That would make the Presidential election look like kindergarten!
That would make the Presidential election look like kindergarten!
7:28PM on 11/06/2012
I'm sensing a sarcasm fail here guys.
I'm sensing a sarcasm fail here guys.
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5:19PM on 11/07/2012
I doubt it, I'm sure Disney would want a slightly more proven director. Not that this guy is bad or doesn't have the potential, but the Matthew Vaughn news makes much more sense. Spike Jonze lobbied for Episode 2, I'd like to see him get tossed in the hat....
I doubt it, I'm sure Disney would want a slightly more proven director. Not that this guy is bad or doesn't have the potential, but the Matthew Vaughn news makes much more sense. Spike Jonze lobbied for Episode 2, I'd like to see him get tossed in the hat....
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7:11AM on 11/07/2012
I personally have no issue for them looking to Indies for the next Nolan/Singer. As long as it's someone they trust to take the reigns and run with it instead of doing a little puppet dance.
I personally have no issue for them looking to Indies for the next Nolan/Singer. As long as it's someone they trust to take the reigns and run with it instead of doing a little puppet dance.
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12:24AM on 11/07/2012
Perhaps they merely want a puppet for GL to control behind the scenes? Having said that, I really don't know HOW involved GL is going to be. I would have thought "retiring" meant just that.
Perhaps they merely want a puppet for GL to control behind the scenes? Having said that, I really don't know HOW involved GL is going to be. I would have thought "retiring" meant just that.
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