A film based on Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is in the works, according to a new report.
Buzzfeed said the script is being written by Laeta Kalogridis, who's worked on Shutter Island, Alita: Battle Angel and Altered Carbon, among other properties. Apparently Kalogridis is close to finishing the first script of a potential KOTOR trilogy.
As Buzzfeed points out, at Star Wars Celebration in April, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy told MTV News: "Yes, we are developing something to look at," after being asked about KOTOR. "Right now, I have no idea where things might fall."
#Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy talked to us about the future of #StarWars – including a Knights of the Old Republic movie and female filmmakers taking the helm, as well as Palpatine’s surprise return in the trailer for @StarWars #EpisodeIX pic.twitter.com/HCjEhdlRv7— MTV NEWS (@MTVNEWS) April 16, 2019
While a potential KOTOR film sounds hugely promising, it's early days so, as with so many video game movie adaptations, the script may go nowhere. And it's not like there aren't another 100 Star Wars films in the works.
But if there's one video game that is well-suited to the medium of film, it's KOTOR. BioWare's 2003 story-driven role-playing was gripping from start to finish, with, for me, some of the most memorable characters in Star Wars lore. And that twist! As long as it stars the hilariously brutal HK-47, a Hunter-Killer assassin droid and Jedi hunter constructed by the Dark Lord of the Sith, Darth Revan, it'll be okay.
So, who should play Revan?