It looks like Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is coming out again…this time on the silver screen. Buzzfeed has reported that a script based on Knights of the Old Republic is currently being written for a film adaptation.
According to several sources, the script is being penned by Laeta Kalogridis, producer and screenwriter of several major Hollywood productions including an executive producer on James Cameron’s Avatar, and writing or co-writing screenplays for Shutter Island, Alexander and Atila: Battle Angel.
Kalogridis is also currently writing for the live-action television series based on Sword Art Online, which was sold to Netflix in 2018. She will be the first woman to pen a Star Wars film since The Empire Strikes Back in 1980, which was co-written by Lawrence Kasdan and Leigh Brackett.
Knights of the Old Republic was released by BioWare in 2003, which focused on the Star Wars universe thousands of years before the original movie trilogy timeline. The story of the game dealt with the Sith and Republic war.
The success of Knights of the Old Republic quickly spawned the KOTOR franchise, which includes Knights of The Old Republic 2: The Sith Lords by developer Obsidian, and BioWare’s popular MMO The Old Republic. The Sith Lords, despite being rushed by LucasArts at the time, has received critical acclaim and is fondly remembered for containing well written and dynamic characters. The Old Republic is also one of the best selling MMO’s of all time, recently announcing a brand new expansion, titled Onslaught, which is scheduled for release in September 2019.
It has been a long-standing rumor that a new movie trilogy would be based on The Old Republic timeline, though nothing has officially been confirmed by Disney or LucasFilm for the past six years. It is believed that the first script by Kalogridis is near completion, and will be the first script in an Old Republic trilogy.
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