At long last, there will be a film adaptation of the fan-favorite video game ‘Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic.’ Not only that, the plan is to make a trilogy!
Moreover, Laeta Kalogridis is behind this project, and she is nearly done with the screenplay for the first film. She is the first female writer to come aboard the franchise since 1980. Her film credits include Oliver Stone’s ‘Alexander,’ Martin Scorsese’s ‘Shutter Island,’ and Robert Rodriguez’s ‘Alita: Battle Angel.’ For television, she serves as creator, writer, and showrunner for Netflix’s ‘Altered Carbon.’
The premiss of the video game is below:
“The player helps fight an uprising against the Republic led by the villainous Darth Malak, a Sith Lord. The player eventually joins forces with Bastila Shan, a Jedi Knight and one of the most revered women characters in the Star Wars extended universe. The story has Wookiees, droids, the Jedi Academy, and the Force — a wealth of material.”
However, it is unknown if this trilogy has any connection to the other two trilogies in the works. One is from Rian Johnson (‘Stars Wars: The Last Jedi’), while the other is from David Benioff and D.B. Weiss (‘Game of Thrones’).
Meanwhile, there is no cast, filming, or release information as of now.
Source: BuzzFeed News