Star Wars: The Old Republic is looking more and more likely with Laeta Kalogridis tapped to write a trilogy of films

Star Wars: The Old Republic is looking more and more likely with Laeta Kalogridis tapped to write a trilogy of films

Buzzfeed are reporting that Laeta Kalogridis is to become the first woman to write a Star Wars film and that she's currently penning the script to a film adaptation of the universe set out in the Knights of the Old Republic games.

There have been rumours for some time that a big-screen visit to The Old Republic was on the cards and Kathleen Kennedy has also confirmed that its something that Lucasfilm are actively considering. Combined with suggestions that David Benioff and D.B.Weiss are working on a trilogy of films set in the distant past it seems pretty clear that if this comes to fruition, the two could well be the same project.

However, Buzzfeed also reports that Laeta Kalogridis has been attached the Knights of the Old Republic adaptation since April 2018 - and if so this predate the Benioff/Weiss hiring. Therefore there's the possibility that this is a separate, previously unreported, branch of Star Wars films that might be independent of either the Game of Thrones showrunners OR Rian Johnson's work.

Kalogridis is apparently working on a trilogy based around the storyline of the games - so there's a good chance we could get to see Darth Revan, Bastila Shan and Darth Malak on film.

Star Wars

Star Wars is a science fiction film series created by George Lucas. It debuted in 1977 and the first film was quickly retitled to Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope. It was followed by two sequels - The Empire Strikes Back in 1980 and Return of the Jedi in 1983. A trilogy of prequel films were launched in 1999 with The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith. In 2015 Star Wars returned to the screens for a new trilogy under the control of Disney with The Force Awakens directed by J J Abrams. This was follows in the main Star Wars saga by Rian Johnson's The Last Jedi with the final film of the sequel trilogy, Episode IX, due in cinemas in December 2019 with J J Abrams back at the helm,A series of spin-offs were launched in 2016 with Gareth Edwards' Rogue One, which was followed in 2018 by Ron Howard's Solo and a fourth trilogy of films has been announced for release after 2020 which will be overseen by Rian Johnson which will feature entirely new characters and an entirely separate story.In addition, there are the animated TV series The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels along with Star Wars Resistance which starts in late 2018 and finally a new live action series currently being developed by Jon Favreau set some time after the events of Return of the Jedi.

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