Well, it’s finally happening. After nearly two decades of waiting for the team over at Lucasfilm and, more recently, Disney, Star Wars fans are finally getting what they’ve been clamoring for. A new report claims that Disney has a Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic film adaptation in the works, and the script is nearly finished.
The studio will reportedly be bringing to life the beloved tale of Bastila Shan, Darth Malak, Darth Revan and the rest of the Old Republic, according to BuzzFeed News.
As if that wasn't enough, it has also been reported that the script is already in the works and being penned by none other than Laeta Kalogridis, who fans may recall has been responsible for some of the biggest blockbusters of the past decade.
Kalogridis is the first woman to pen a Star Wars script since Star Wars: The Empire Strikes (co-written by Leigh Brackett and Lawrence Kasdan) back in 1980. Kalogridis is responsible for films like Shutter Island, Avatar (executive producer) and, more recently, Alita: Battle Angel, as well as the Netflix hit Altered Carbon.
While information about the adaptation of the beloved game has been kept under tight lock and key, and there is no official time slated for the release of the film, it does appear that, not only has Kalogridis nearly completed her work on the script, but it’s likely to be the first in a trilogy of films.
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is a role-playing video game that was released back in 2003 by BioWare. The game takes place nearly 4,000 years before the events of Star Wars: A New Hope and follows the adventures of the Jedi Order in a time when the galaxy far, far away was at a crucial turning point.
Many Star Wars fans have been worried about the direction that Disney has been taking the much-loved franchise, but perhaps this news will also mark a crucial turning point for the films moving forward and the dedicated fans who have spent years exploring the galaxy.