The final frontier isn't enough for J.J. Abrams. Now he wants to explore a galaxy far, far away, too.
According to the Hollywood media/business blog The Wrap, the Star Trek filmmaker and co-creator of TV's Lost will direct Star Wars: Episode VII, the first Star Wars movie since the last of the prequel trilogy, 2005's Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. The new film is tentatively scheduled to be released in 2015.
The filming of a new Star Wars trilogy was part of Disney's $4 billion purchase of Lucasfilm last fall.
Fan reaction was generally positive after the news of the sale, but in Abrams they are getting someone with serious nerd cred to move from Kirk and Spock to the universe of Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker and Han Solo.
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SOURCE: USA Today