Colin Trevorrow denies Star Wars Episode VII directing rumours

Another day, another twist in the Star Wars Episode VII director saga…

Fresh from the news yesterday that Brad Bird (Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol) had joined reported Lucasfilm targets J.J. Abrams (Star Trek Into Darkness) and Steven Spielberg (Lincoln) in denying any interest in helming Disney’s first voyage to a galaxy far, far away, an interview with Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed) from back in June surfaced online via Film School Rejects, which seemed to indicate that the Safety Not Guaranteed director may have already signed on to the project:

“I can’t speak with any specificity as to what the next thing will be. There are amazing opportunities that have arisen as a result of this. One of them, I will say, will probably create a good deal of ire against me on the Internet when people find out what it is. So, I just want to say in advance that I promise you, for all those who love the mythology that I will be tackling, trust that I love it as much as you do. And I will respect it, and hopefully make it not suck.”

Sure sounds like Star Wars, right? Wrong, for Trevorrow has since taken to Twitter to offer the following clarificiation:


To clarify, there is another film we all love that I’m currently trying not to mess up. Odds I will direct Episode VII: 3720 to 1.
— Colin Trevorrow (@colintrevorrow) November 19, 2012


So, it would seem that we can now scratch another name off the Episode VII shortlist, unless Trevorrow’s just trying to throw us off the scent, of course. After all, he wouldn’t be the first person to pull those odds off. Still, assuming his comments do refer to another beloved property, any ideas what this might be? I’m racking my brain here…