May the force be with you, Josh Trank.
The filmmaker has been tapped to direct a Star Wars stand-alone film, Disney and Lucasfilm confirm.
"We're thrilled to welcome Josh into the family," Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy said in a statement Wednesday. "He is such an incredible talent and has a great imagination and sense of innovation. That makes him perfectly suited to Star Wars, and for this new slate of movies that reach beyond the core characters and storylines of Episodes I through IX."
Trank also issued a statement after his hiring was made public. "The magic of the Star Wars universe defined my entire childhood," said the filmmaker, who helmed 2012's Chronicle. "The opportunity to expand on that experience for future generations is the most incredible dream of all time."