During Star Wars Celebration last month Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy hinted that the studio has ideas to adapt the popular video games series Knights of the Old Republic. However, it was not revealed if that would be in the form of a film or series. Well, thanks to a new report we may have our answer.
According to Buzzfeed News, Avatar executive producer and Alita: Battle Angel co-writer Laeta Kalogridis is finishing up the first script for a planned film trilogy based on the classic video game.
Should the project move forward, Laeta Kalogridis would be the franchise’s first female writer for a feature script since Leigh Brackett was credited on The Empire Strikes Back. Carrie Fisher also did script work for George Lucas over the years but was uncredited.
Disney nor Lucasfilm have yet to comment but if the report is accurate, it would be the third new trilogy that Kennedy currently has in the works. It was announced last week that Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and DB Weiss will release the first film in their own new trilogy on December 16, 2022.
The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson also has his own trilogy in development, but those films are not yet on Disney’s release calendar.
Up next for the Star Wars franchise is the Disney+ series The Mandalorian, which debuts on Disney’s streaming service on November 12, 2019. Followed by the end of the Skywalker saga as Star Wars episode IX now titled Rise of Skywalker hitting theaters on December 20, 2019. Also in production for Disney+ is the Rogue One prequel series centered on Cassian Andor, which is set to debut some time in 2020.
Source: Buzzfeed News