‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ Sets Director

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The Looper director is in talks with Lucasfilm to write and direct the next Star Wars film, Episode VIII, according to sources. Contrary to reports that he will be directing the next two Star Wars film, Johnson will direct only Episode VIII, but he is writing a treatment for Episode IX.

Ram Bergman will produce Episode VIII.

Johnson has directed three feature films. His directorial debut, Brick, won the Special Jury Prize for Originality of Vision at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival. He followed that up with 2008′s Brothers Bloom and 2012′s time-jumping sci-fi action-dramaLooper, starring Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Johnson, repped by CAA and Lichter Grossman, also directed three episodes of AMC’s hit series Breaking Bad.

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