By Patrick Cavanaugh - July 10, 2019 07:45 pm EDT Share 0 Comments 0 Debuting in 2003, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic quickly became a major hit with Star Wars fans, as its dense mythology that took place thousands of years before the events of the original trilogy offered audiences an opportunity to explore a familiar world with an all-new storyline. The game earned a sequel in 2004 and an MMORPG in 2011, with Disney's purchase of Lucasfilm in 2012 rendering the events and characters of the game no longer canonical. With fans regularly hoping that elements of the Knights of the Old Republic franchise will be incorporated into new projects, the confirmation of a Sith trooper appearing in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker possibly teases the embrace of elements from the beloved game. StarWars.com revealed that a new type of First Order Stormtrooper, known as Sith troopers, would be debuting in the upcoming film, yet their origins have … [Read more...] about Could Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Sith Troopers Tease Knights of the Old Republic Connection?
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By JK Schmidt - May 23, 2019 07:31 pm EDT Share 4 Comments 4 Ever since Lucasfilm first announced that they would make spinoff movies in the Star Wars galaxy, many fans have been clamoring for a project that would focus on the Knights Of The Old Republic. Their wishes may soon be granted, as a new report indicates that Lucasfilm has hired a screenwriter to bring that era to life on the big screen. BuzzFeed is reporting that Shutter Island and Avatar writer Laeta Kalogridis has been hired by Lucasfilm to write a script based on Knights of the Old Republic, the popular video game that took place at least 4,000 years before the events of the main Star Wars saga. According to sources familiar with the project, Kalogridis is close to finishing the first script of what could be a new trilogy of Star Wars films. This isn't exactly shocking, as Lucasfilm boss Kathleen Kennedy previously told MTV News at Star Wars Celebration that such a project was in development. … [Read more...] about Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Movie Reportedly in the Works at Lucasfilm
By Kofi Outlaw - April 16, 2019 06:49 pm EDT Share 3 Comments 3 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is going to bring an end to the nine-film Skywalker saga, leaving fans wondering what the franchise's future will bring. There have been several different movies discussed as being in development at Lucasfilm, and now we have new word that one series fans have been waiting to onscreen for decades may be truly moving forward. Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy was recently speaking to MTV's Josh Horowitz, when she confirmed that the studio is indeed "looking at" a possible adaptation of the popular Knight of the Old Republic series. #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 When … [Read more...] about Star Wars: Lucasfilm President Promises ‘Knights of the Old Republic’ Projects Are Being Explored
By Patrick Cavanaugh - March 20, 2019 09:47 am EDT Share 2 Comments 2 David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have turned George R.R. Martin's A Song of Fire and Ice series of novels into one of the most successful shows of the decade with Game of Thrones. The narrative's rich lore and mythology has captivated huge audiences year after year, with the storytelling, characters, and relationships drawing in viewers who are sometimes reluctant to witness fantasy epics. Last year, Lucasfilm announced that the pair would collaborate together to develop a new series of Star Wars films, with a recent report claiming that the duo could begin production on their first film before the end of the year and that it will focus on the Old Republic era of the saga. Over at Star Wars News Net, a source who has reportedly worked on every Disney Star Wars film confirmed that they were “approached about working on the next movie this Autumn. It is not the Rian Johnson trilogy, it is the … [Read more...] about Star Wars Rumor: ‘Game of Thrones’ Showrunners’ Movie Being Shot This Fall and Will Explore the Old Republic
Apex Legends developer Respawn's new Star Wars game, Jedi Fallen Order, is upon us now and pretty great. The period just before the release of a major title like this can be when developers push extra hard in what is known as a "crunch" period, which can last for weeks or even months, if not longer. During a crunch period, development team will be subjected to uncomfortable, often unsafe workplace conditions as folks are pushed hard to get the game finished.The game's director, Stig Asmussen, has now shared his perspective on the practice of crunch and how the Jedi Fallen Order team worked to try to make sure its developers did not burn out while working on the major Star Wars title. His comments came not long after top developers at CD Projekt Red (Cyberpunk 2077) and Crystal Dynamics (The Avengers) also spoke out about crunch, and you can see their thoughts further down the page.Speaking to Eurogamer, Asmussen said Respawn never enforced crunch periods on Jedi Fallen Order--and … [Read more...] about Cyberpunk 2077, Avengers, And Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Developers Talk Crunch Culture