Chris Weitz reveals Star Wars films inspired his career
Chris Weitz was inspired to go into the world of cinema by the 'Star Wars' movies.
The 45-year-old writer has been asked to script the eagerly-awaited 'Star Wars' spin-off movie, and while he remains tight-lipped on specific aspects of the film, Weitz has revealed his deep-rooted love of the sci-fi franchise.
He shared: "It's a total dream job. The reason I make movies now has a lot to do with having seen Star Wars when I was seven years old. That's the formative movie-going experience of my life. But, I don't think I'm unique in that.
"Everybody who's working on the movie was affected, in that way. I think it's so incredibly special to be able to try to recapitulate that feeling I had when I was sitting in that theater, as a 7-year-old. It's an extraordinary job. I'm incredibly lucky."
Asked whether the Lucasfilm production company - which was sold to Disney in 2012 - has been heavily involved with the script, Weitz told Collider: "It's early days yet. But, I think that everybody involved feels such a sense of duty and responsibility to the franchise and to their own childhood memories that everybody is heading in the same direction."