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Nobody wants to direct the new 'Star Wars' movie

Published Nov. 14, 2012

Actually, that headline is not entirely true. I'd like to direct it. I'd make a fortune. But people would probably hate it. So let's stick with the actual news. says the list of directors turning down the chance to work on the next Star Wars movie is growing fast. Among the names and their reasons for saying no:

* Steven Spielberg: "No! No! It's not my genre."

* Quentin Tarantino: "I could so care less. No, sorry."

* Colin Trevorrow: "I think whoever gets it will have that fundamental understanding of why Star Wars matters so much to a billion people. Its just incredible. So that's all I can say about that."

What about J.J. Abrams? He'd be perfect, right? Look at the job he's doing with the Star Trek reboots. ... Nope, he's not interested either.

"I am looking forward more then anyone to the next iterations of Star Wars," Abrams said. "But I believe I will be going as a paying moviegoer!"

Posted by Steve Spears at 11:00:00 am on November 13, 2012