J.J. Abrams may sound like a tough act to follow in the Star Wars universe, but director Rian Johnson might just have the chops to make Episode VIII a classic. It's early yet, but with word surfacing that Johnson is in talks with Disney to both write and direct the eighth entry in the saga, fans can reasonably expect the film to stand up next to the greats. He's the real deal.

Johnson doesn't have an extensive backlog of films under his belt, but it can safely be said that he's been drawing audiences in for nearly a decade. In that time, he's explored genres and mediums with a good rate of success. Here are some of his finest works. (Fans can also download all of his scripts right here.)