We've known for some time that Disney and Lucasfilm would be releasing stand-alone films along with the major trilogy. A couple weeks ago it was announced that Gareth Edwards would be directing one written by Gary Whitta. Today, it's been announced that Josh Trank would be directing one as well.
"We're thrilled to welcome Josh into the family," says Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy. "He is such an incredible talent and has a great imagination and sense of innovation. That makes him perfectly suited to Star Wars, and for this new slate of movies that reach beyond the core characters and storylines of Episodes I through IX."
Trank states, "The magic of the Star Wars Universe defined my entire childhood. The opportunity to expand on that experience for future generations is the most incredible dream of all time."
Trank is known for his directorial debut with Chronicle and is currently working on Fantastic Four. No word on what or who his Star Wars film will deal with.