facebook
twitter
search
search

Brad Bird: Not directing 'Star Wars VII'

Nov. 18, 2012 at 11:55 AM
| License Photo

HOLLYWOOD, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- "The Incredibles" director Brad Bird posted on Twitter that he is not directing the seventh episode of the "Star Wars" saga despite speculation that he is.

Bird, Steven Spielberg and J.J. Abrams had been approached by Lucasfilm to direct the next "Star Wars" film, but Bird said he is focused on his current project, a sci-fi film for Disney, "1952," Entertainment Weekly reported.

"Not doing Star Wars," Bird tweeted Saturday. "Michael Arndt is a fantastic writer and Kathy Kennedy is a brilliant producer. I will be first in line to see the new STAR WARS."

Abrams told Entertainment Weekly last week he will not be directing the film either because he has "some original stuff I am working on next." Abrams is working on post-production on "Star Trek Into Darkness."

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Jessa Duggar posts baby bump selfie at 22 weeks
Sherri Shepherd to pay $4K per month for her disavowed child
Maci Bookout shares first photos of daughter Jayde
Tamera Mowry, Adam Housley welcome baby girl
Tiger Woods denies affair with Amanda Boyd