Wow, crazy news if true. I'm generally speaking a fan, so I'm OK with the choice, he'll do a good job bringing back the OT sense of fun. But also kind of disappointed considering all the talent out there that the same guy is doing Star Trek and Star Wars. Generally speaking I hope we don't have the same "creative voice" in both properties.
It seems strange how much later they are picking a director than the writer. Most directors who were rumored all had projects happening and couldn't commit.