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1.) Brad Bird (Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol) has been considered one of the frontrunners (at least among fanboys) to direct Star Wars: Episode VII since the project was announced a few weeks ago. The fact that fellow Pixar mind Michael Arndt was hired to write the script seemed to make the pairing all the more likely. But now, after posting a series of tweets over the weekend, Bird has joined the ranks of directors who have publicly confirmed they are not directing Episode VII. He'll instead focus on his own original science fiction film 1952, which has George Clooney attached to star. You can also add Safety Not Guaranteed director Colin Trevorrow to that list. He took to twitter to dispel the rumors that he might already have the job after a video from the Seattle-based The MacGuffin filmed in June began making the rounds. Here's the pertinent quote from the »

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