Spielberg, Tarantino Turn Down “Star Wars”

You may want one of your favorite big-time directors taking the helm of the much anticipated “Star Wars: Episode VII”, but right now it looks like none of them are stepping up to the plate.

Steven Spielberg, Quentin Tarantino and Zack Snyder have now all publicly expressed they have no desire to take on the helm of a new “Star Wars” movie.

Spielberg: “No! No! it’s not my genre. it’s my best friend George’s genre.”

Tarantino: “I could so care less. Especially if Disney’s going to do it. I’m not interested in the Simon West version of Star Wars.”

Snyder: “I don’t think I’d be interested in directing it. I’m a huge ‘Star Wars’ fanatic. I just think doing [episodes] seven, eight and nine is just a slippery slope. it’s a whole other mythological experiment I’m excited to see, but it’s a lot of effort.”

The turn downs come a day after it was revealed that Oscar-winning “Little Miss Sunshine” and “Toy Story 3” screenwriter Michael Arndt is at the top of the list to craft the script following his turning in of a 40-to-50 page treatment for the story.

Said treatment includes older versions of Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, and Princess Leia – roles which all three actors (Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, and Carrie Fisher) have expressed interest in returning for.

The wait is now for the reactions of other big name filmmakers on Disney’s potential list including Brad Bird, J.J. Abrams, Matthew Vaughn and Colin Trevorrow.

Source: Access Hollywood, EW, The LA Times