Many a Star Wars fan has hoped and prayed for this news – Lucasfilm is developing a film based on the incredibly popular videogame Knights of the Old Republic. The script is being worked on by Laeta Kalogridis, who wrote Shutter Island and Altered Carbon, according to Buzzfeed.
For those not in the know, Knights of the Old Republic was a 2003 role-player that took place 4000 years prior to the formation of the Empire and followed a Jedi on a mission to defeat a Sith uprising. To say this game is beloved would be an understatement, so that fact that it could be making its way to the silver screen within the next few years is big news.
According to Buzzfeed‘s sources, Kalogridis is close to finishing the first script that will need to be approved before it moves on. That’s essentially to say that this is all early days and nothing has been confirmed yet. Lucasfilm definitely needs some good will given how badly Solo did financially and critically. There are no rumbling yet as to if Bastila Shan, Darth Malak, and Darth Revan will be a part of it, let alone who would play them.
It’s not that this news should come as a total surprise. Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy told MTV News, “Yes, we are developing something to look at [Knights of the Old Republic]. Right now, I have no idea where things might fall.” Still, no one know when or how said project would manifest until now.
No word yet as to an expected year of release but stay tuned for more news in the near future.