Brad Bird Says He Won’t Direct Star Wars: Episode VII

Bird, who has directed films like The Iron Giant, The Incredibles, Ratatouille and Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, finally broke his silence on Twitter this evening with the following tweets:

Details are few on the plot of 1952, but it’s rumored to focus on a man who makes contact with extraterrestrial life and early word suggests that George Clooney could play the lead.

Star Wars: Episode VII, meanwhile, will move forward with a screenplay by Michael Arndt and a director expected to be named soon. The film is planned for a 2015 release and you can check back for more details as they become available.

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