LOOPER Director Rian Johnson To Write And Direct STAR WARS EPISODE VIII
Johnson is precisely the right sort of fanboy to hand this sort of project to. One who has earned his geek credentials wholeheartedly while not being at all beholden to them. He's a fiercely talented writer with the ability to balance out character and plot and always vests his characters with enough quirk and personality to keep them feeling meaty and real. And Looper proved he can handle VFX just fine, too.