A Knights of the Old Republic movie might be underway!
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, the BioWare classic that released in 2003, might just be made into a movie soon. According to Buzzfeed, the screenplay will be penned by Laeta Kalogridis, creator of Altered Carbon and co-screenwriter of Alita: Battle Angel.
The report notes that Kalogridis is close to finishing up the script, and that the movie will mark the first installment in a planned trilogy. These rumours are backed by the fact that Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy told MTV last month that they were looking to adapt the video game.
Knights of the Old Republic is set thousands of years before Star Wars IV: A New Hope. It tells the story of a battle between the Jedi and the Sith for supremacy, and was well received by the Star Wars and RPG camps. Fans might be delighted at the prospect of seeing one of their favourite RPG games coming to life on the big screen, but Disney hasn’t come close to confirming anything.
Still, whether it will be on Disney+ with all the other Star Wars spin-offs, on the big screen, or even in a new comic book series, it’s hard to imagine that Star Wars won’t return to the Old Republic setting. There’s still so much potential!