It was just a little over a month ago that Star Wars Celebration gave us all sorts of fantastic news. One tidbit that many weren’t expecting was the reveal of a Knights of the Old Republic project being in the works. At the time, we didn’t know what direction Disney and Lucasfilm intended to take the property, but now we do. As Laeta Kalogridis has been brought on to write a Knights of the Old Republic movie.
Kalogridis has some pretty substantial credits to her name throughout the last ten years. She was an executive producer on James Cameron’s Avatar in 2009. She wrote and executive produced the Martin Scorsese directed and Leonardo DiCaprio led Shutter Island in 2010. And she also co-wrote Terminator Genisys which will be wiped from the series’ timeline with the upcoming release of Terminator: Dark Fate.
More recently Kalogridis is credited as the creator, writer, executive producer and showrunner of Netflix’s Altered Carbon – now set to be led by Anthony Mackie. And Kalogridis is credited as the co-screenwriter on the live action adaptation of Alita: Battle Angel that released earlier this year.
BuzzFeed broke the news of Kalogridis’ involvement and state that they have three sources close to the project whom confirmed the details. They state that “Kalogridis is close to finishing the first script of a potential KOTOR trilogy”.
Disney announced where they were positioning their future Star Wars movies just a few weeks ago, confirming films would be debuting every other Christmas beginning in 2022. A trio of films were announced across 2022, 2024 and 2026 that would be helmed by Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.
With news of Kalogridis’ KOTOR script being nearly complete, it’s entirely possible, if not now likely, that Benioff and Weiss’ Star Wars trilogy will begin with a Knights of the Old Republic movie. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker bows in December, and then it’s a long wait until 2022.