Burlington Director to Direct Star Wars VII?

File this under something that we’d never expect. “Safety Not Guaranteed” director Colin Trevorrow is one of the many directors who’s been linked to the upcoming Star Wars VII.

another not immediately obvious name has joined the list of potential contenders for involvement: “Safety Not Guaranteed” director Colin Trevorrow. The word comes from Celebuzz (via HeyUGuys) who say George Lucas himself was a big fan of ‘Guaranteed,’ a charming picture that married sci-fi elements with lots of humor and heart. Trevorrow and Lucas apparently met a few months ago to discuss the project, with the former apparently “on the list of potential names that could shepherd a new trilogy of films.” We reached out to the helmer about this percolating rumor, and he told us simply: “No comment.”

Not having ‘Safety Not Guaranteed’, I can’t speak to the quality of the film and direction, but I’ve heard nothing but good things. (I’m also a little sorry that I didn’t pick up on the fact that a Burlington director directed a somewhat high-profile SF film).

Undoubtably, the Seventh Star Wars film is going to attract rumors of just about every drector under the sun, not to mention actors, when the time comes. So, here’s to hoping that he’s selected for the job! (Maybe throw a couple scenes of the Green Mountains in the background somewhere?)

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6 thoughts on “Burlington Director to Direct Star Wars VII?

  1. I saw Safety at SXSW in March and I didn’t know it was a Vermont director ntil a couple of months later when I got a call from folks looking for an HDCAM deck in order to put on a local screening of the film. I met Colin at the Vermont International Film Festival a few weeks ago. Very nice guy. This is potentially very exciting news!

    • I didn’t know until just the other day. :)

      It would be pretty awesome to get a local guy in charge, but even more than that, someone who’s fairly fresh to the film world.

  2. If you’re interested, here’s my interview with Colin from when Safety opened here. It’s not really an SF film, more of an SF-tinged romantic comedy without the sappiness. Great performance from Aubrey Plaza of “Parks & Recreation.”
    http://www.7dvt.com/2012time-traveler-seeks-companion-vermonters-indie-film

    He’s obviously good with actors, so I’d love to see him take on Star Wars and strengthen the human side of the mythos. And add some humor.

  3. Pingback: Colin Trevorrow to Direct Jurassic Park IV | Geek Mountain State

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