Rian Johnson To Direct Star Wars Episode VIII

Rian Johnson who directed the excellent films Brick and Looper has been tapped to write and direct Star Wars Episode VIII, taking over the reigns after J.J. Abrams finished Episode VII.  Johnson has also been tapped to write a treatment at least for Episode IX as well and some reports have him directing that one as well..  Disney and Lucasfilm are certainly putting together an impressive list of names for their Star Wars films over the next several years!