LOS NAGELES : With J J Abrams kicking off the first of three new ‘Star Wars’ films, Disney announced on Thursday that ‘Godzilla’ filmmaker Gareth Edwards will direct a separate spin-off installment of the franchise, scheduled for December 2016. The yet-to-be-titled ‘Star Wars’ film, which is being written by ‘The Book of Eli’ screenwriter Gary Whitta, is being described as a stand-alone movie in addition to the next three installments beginning with Abrams’s ‘Star Wars: Episode VII,’ to be released in December 2015.