J.J. Abrams is reportedly directing Star Wars: Episode VII. While he stated publicly he wasn't interested in the job, he was convinced by producer Kathleen Kennedy.
“It’s done deal with J.J.,” said a source close to the matter.
Abrams was heavily influenced by Star Wars when rebooting the Star Trek movie franchise, with the second movie of said franchise (Star Trek Into Darkness) comiing out May 17. Star Wars: Episode VII is expected to release in 2015, with Michael Arndt providing the script.