J.J. Abrams to Direct New Star Wars Movie

I think he’s a good pick. Two of my favorite aspects of the original trilogy, both sorely lacking in the second trilogy, are camaraderie and mystery. Abrams does both those things well. To that point, as well, is good news on the writing front: the screenplay is being written by Michael Arndt, who wrote the excellent (and camaraderie-rich) Toy Story 3.

(The worrisome part of this announcement isn’t who Lucasfilm has chosen to make the movie, but the “kick-started with dynamite” headline. Who wrote that?)

Monday, 28 January 2013