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NEW YORK -- Josh Trank will direct one of the planned stand-alone "Star Wars" films.

Lucasfilm announced Wednesday that the 30-year-old filmmaker will helm one of the two announced "Star Wars" spin-offs being made outside of the third trilogy.

An earlier announced spin-off is to be led by "Godzilla" director Gareth Edwards. Trank is the director of 2012's found footage-style science fiction thriller "Chronicle."

He currently is working on "The Fantastic Four," the superhero team-up reboot scheduled for release next year.

Lucasfilm gave no details on the subject of the "Star Wars" film.

J.J. Abrams is currently in production on "Star Wars: Episode VII," which will follow "The Return of the Jedi" in chronology.

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