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Guillermo Del Toro Says He Turned Down STAR WARS: EPISODE VII; Who Will Direct It?

Posted January 7, 2013 by Max in Film News


Remember way back to November 2012. Guillermo Del Toro said he wasn’t asked to direct Star Wars: Episode VII, and he hadn’t really thought it would’ve been possible. There were a bunch of directors on fans wish-lists including Steven Spielberg, J.J. Abrams,  and many more but a lot of them have already said they weren’t the director.

According to The Playlist, [they] sat down with Del Toro recently, he revealed that he did get a call about the job. “We got one phone call to my agent saying, ‘Is Guillermo interested?’ And basically I have so much stuff already of my own, and I’m pursuing stuff that I’m generating already…” he said, explaining that he ultimately turned it down. Del Toro has a ton on his plate already ranging from Crimson Peak, The Haunted Mansion, Pinocchio, and hopefully one day, At the Mountains of Madness. Nevermind, being asked to write the sequel to his upcoming summer monster movie Pacific Rim. Del Toro did offer his own ideas for who should’ve directed the new Star Wars film. Del Toro believes it should be a filmmaker who can really dedicate themselves to the franchise, and he has his own suggestion. “I think the fans deserve somebody that is just going to immerse themselves completely. As a geek, I would have loved to see Brad Bird take it,” he said.

The hunt is still on to find the director of the new Star Wars movie. Who will direct it?

[source: The Playlist]

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