News - August 17, 2015

Jurassic World's Colin Trevorrow to direct Star Wars Episode Nine
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Jurassic World's Colin Trevorrow to direct Star Wars Episode Nine

Jurassic World writer and director Colin Trevorrow is to direct the final instalment of the new Star Wars trilogy, which is currently simply known as Stars Wars: Episode IX. 

Trevorrow, who is currently writing the sequel to Jurassic World with writing partner Derek Connolly, was confirmed as director of the final instalment at last weekend's D23, Disney's annual convention. He was already confirmed not to direct the sequel to Jurassic World. 

Speaking about his appointment, Trevorrow said: "This is not a job or an assignment. It is a seat at a campfire, surrounded by an extraordinary group of storytellers, filmmakers, artists and craftspeople. We’ve been charged with telling new stories for a younger generation because they deserve what we all had—a mythology to call their own. We will do this by channelling something George Lucas instilled in all of us: boundless creativity, pure invention and hope.” 

Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy added: “Colin is someone I’ve been interested in working with ever since I saw Safety Not Guaranteed. The power of that film paired with the enormous success of Jurassic World speaks volumes about his abilities both as a storyteller and skilled filmmaker. We are thrilled to have such an incredible talent as Colin join our family and step into the Star Wars universe.”

Trevorrow joins JJ Abrams and Looper director Rian Johnson in the trilogy, Abrams has directed first instalment The Force Awakens, which is due out this Christmas, while Johnson is currently writing the second instalment. 

hmv will be stocking a series of limited edition Blu-ray Steelbooks of the first six Star Wars movies. 

For the first time ever each of the six movies will be released individually as separate stunning Blu-ray Steelbooks, all of which will be released on November 9th this year. You can get more details and purchase each of the Steelbooks here. 

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