Filmmaker Josh Trank has been tapped to direct a stand-alone Star Wars movie.

The Chronicle director will helm a spin-off film for the blockbuster franchise, but details about the project have not been released.

A statement from Trank reads: "The magic of the Star Wars Universe defined my entire childhood. The opportunity to expand on that experience for future generations is the most incredible dream of all time."

Trank's movie will be released after Star Wars: Episode Vii, which director J.J. Abrams is currently filming.