Star Wars Struggles to Find Director As Four, Including Guillermo del Toro Decline

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George Lucas sold the LucasFilm to Disney for over four billion dollars. He kindly donated that money to education charities, but now Disney may be worrying a little that their investment was a little steep in price. While fans are overjoyed - with an air of trepidation - about the promise a brand new Star Wars trilogy, the project is having great difficulty finding a director. JJ Abrams, Brad Bird and Steven Spielberg had all already turned the job down, and now, another great - Guillermo Del Toro - has also made it clear that he wont be involved.

"We got one phone call to my agent saying, 'Is Guillermo interested?'" Del Toro said, IndieWire. "And basically I have so much stuff already of my own, and I'm pursuing stuff that I'm generating already. It was very flattering. It was just a phone call, it didn't go past that, it was very nice to be asked, but believe it or not, I'm busy enough." Plus, he said  "I think the fans deserve somebody that is just going to immerse themselves completely. As a geek, I would have loved to see Brad Bird take it."

Del Toro really is rather busy. He's written all three Hobbit movies, plus he has Pacific Rim coming out later this year. It's a sci-fi movie that has been written, produced and directed by del Toro himself. Plus, just to excite you even more, he's involved with Book of Life, Crimson Peak, a new version of Pinnochio which will also be written, directed and produced by the Spanish movie maker, plus a major production role in Dark Universe

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