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Rian Johnson to direct Episode VIII


American director Rian Johnson has been hired to direct Star Wars Episode VIII.

It seems JJ Abrams is not sticking around after Star Wars Episode VII, and a new face has been cast as the director for the next instalment of the Star Wars saga.

Rian Johnson, director of 2012's sci-fi action thriller Looper starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis, has also recently won a DGA award for directing an episode of the hit TV show Breaking Bad.

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