Is Zack Snyder Planning A Star Wars Spin-Off Movie?

Vulture is reporting that Zack Snyder (Watchmen, Sucker Punch, Man Of Steel) is talking to Lucasfilm about directing a film set in the Star Wars universe, but not one of the next official Star Wars trilogy films.

Instead, the film would be based on Kurasawa’s The Seven Samurai (which itself was a partial influence on Star Wars) and set within Star Wars universe.

Apparently Snyder’s representatives have denied the story, but Vulture, not a site usually associated with posting unsubstantiated rumour, stands by its claims, insisting in an update that, “This reporter heard through a source very familiar with the situation that Snyder recently flew up to Marin County to meet with Lucasfilm execs about the project.”

The article goes on, “Our sources also say that Snyder’s would start production after Disney starts on its planned 2015 release of Star Wars: Episode VII, and while no director has yet been set for Episode VII, clearly things are taking shape at Lucasfilm.”

(All we keep thinking is… isn’t that Battle Beyond The Stars?)

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