Star Wars + Seven Samurai + Zack Snyder

This could either be awesome...or absolutely terrible:

Back in November, the Los Angeles Times reported that Man of Steel and 300 director Zack Snyder said he had no interest in directing the hotly anticipated seventh Star Wars film. But Vulture has learned that while this may be specifically true — he won’t be doing Episode VII — it was a bit of misdirection: He is in fact developing a Star Wars project for Lucasfilm that is set within the series’ galaxy, though parallel to the next trilogy. It will be an as-yet-untitled Jedi epic loosely based on Akira Kurosawa’s 1954 classic Seven Samurai, with the ronin and katana being replaced by the Force-wielding knights and their iconic lightsabers.

Other news: This will not happen within the main film series, meaning that Disney and LucasArts are planning far more stories than I realized.

I don't know how any of this will turn out, but it suffices to say that I'm excited.