Yes, you're reading the title right.... Star Wars movie #8. A bit of news today is that Rian Johnson, the writer and director of Looper, is set to to take over the core Star Wars movie starting with VIII. Episode VII (#7) is currently in production under the helm of JJ Abrams. JJ Abrams, of course, jumped to Star Wars from Star Trek. No word yet on JJ Abrams' future with the franchise after VII.