Lucasfilm and Disney announced this week that Josh Trank–director of Chronicle and what might become the new Fantastic Four film–is set to helm an upcoming Star Wars stand-alone film featuring one of the series’ characters. In fact, however, Trank has already directed a Star Wars flick. Sorta.
Back in 2007, unknown Trank directed his first Star Wars spin-off short film Stabbing at Leia’s–which is the story of a drunken college party gone wrong when a light saber fight breaks out. So can you expect a new Star Wars film filled with Luke Skywalker shotgunning “fire-water” with his Jedi frat bros? Probably not, but you have to think Lucasfilm and Disney are at least playing with the idea.
Moral of the story: rip off a blockbuster and maybe someday they’ll pay you to direct it!