A film, and possible trilogy, based on beloved video game “Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic” is said to be in development with “Altered Carbon” creator and “Shutter Island” and “Alita: Battle Angel” scribe Laeta Kalogridis reportedly penning the script according to multiple sources for BuzzFeed.
Their sources claim Kalogridis was hired nearly a year ago and is already close to finishing the first script of a potential ‘Knights’ trilogy, making her the first female writer of a “Star Wars” movie since “The Empire Strikes Back” in 1980, back when Leigh Brackett received a co-writing credit with Lawrence Kasdan
The game series is set four millennia before ‘A New Hope’ and begins as Darth Malak, a Dark Lord of the Sith, has unleashed a Sith armada against the Republic. Malak’s aggression has left the Jedi scattered and vulnerable with many Jedi Knights have either fallen or sworn allegiance to Malak. The Jedi player must venture to different planets in the galaxy in order to defeat Malak.
The game was first released in 2003 and has pretty much been the most unanimously well-received non-film material of the franchise thus far. A sequel was released in 2004 and an MMORPG spin-off in 2011.
Last month Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy told MTV News they are “developing something to look at” in regards to ‘Knights’ but wasn’t any clearer.