Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic Movie Is Being Written - Report

A KotOR movie could be on the way.

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Now Playing: Star Wars KotOR Movie Reportedly In The Works - GS News Update

Lucasfilm might be developing a movie based on the 2003 BioWare RPG Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. According to BuzzFeed, Lucasfilm has hired Altered Carbon creator Laeta Kalogridis--who also wrote the scripts for Shutter Island and Alita: Battle Angle--to pen the script. Kalogridis also produced the box office juggernaut Avatar, which is the highest-grossing movie in history (at least for now).

Knights of the Old Republic takes place 4,000 years before the events of the Star Wars prequels and centers around the clash between the Sith and Republic. It's one of the more highly regarded Star Wars games ever released.

News that Lucasfilm is developing a Knights of the Old Republic movie is not a surprise. At Star Wars Celebration in April, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy confirmed that the studio talks about making a Knights of the Old Republic movie "all the time." Kennedy straight-up confirmed at the time that a Knights of the Old Republic film would at least be considered. "Yes, we are developing something to look at," she told MTV News at the time.

According to BuzzFeed, Kalogridis is "close" to finishing the initial draft of her script for Knights of the Old Republic, which could be a trilogy. Three anonymous sources told this to BuzzFeed.

Kalogridis would become the first woman to script a Star Wars movie since 1980's The Empire Strikes Back, which was co-written by Leigh Brackett.

If the Knights of the Old Republic movie is indeed real, it is not coming anytime soon. The next Star Wars movie is 2022's film from Game of Thrones creators D.B. Weiss and David Benioff. (The duo are working on a series of Star Wars movies, as is The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson.) BuzzFeed's report notes that Kalogridis has not yet submitted the Knights of the Old Republic movie script's first draft, so it could be a very long time before the movie gets made (if it ever does). There is no word as of yet regarding who will direct or star in the film, or when it may be released.

Whatever the case, Knights of the Old Republic is a fan-favorite Star Wars game rich with storytelling opportunities, so it's exciting to think about what could happen.

The next Star Wars film is this December's The Rise of Skywalker, which concludes the new trilogy that began with 2015's The Force Awakens. It also wraps up the entire Skywalker Saga that started back in 1977, so it is truly the end of an era. The first images from the film recently emerged, and they showcase some brand-new characters.

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Shantmaster_K

Excellent writer. Would be an interesting time period. I haven't played it yet, but plan to soon.

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Barighm

Like they would use any of the source material. Disney has banned the use of all extended universe content, so the movie will be similar in name alone.

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pharoe777

bout time!!! woohoo!

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Unfortunately the first Kotor game doesn't work well for a movie because it's story was just a rehash of episode 4.(So it will turn out as episode 4's second remake)

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RevanxKnight

@dg1995: The main character in Episode 4 was a Jedi veteran of the Mandalorian Wars, turned powerful Sith Lord, turned redeemed Jedi after his memory was wiped? Traveling across the galaxy to find an ancient civilization’s superweapon that eats stars and sh*ts obliteration? Avoiding his, traitorous, Sith apprentice and his Sith army/fleet countless times? Jeez, I need to rewatch the movie, I didn’t think that I had forgotten that much about it.

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@revanxknight: Really that twist was pretty stupid.

If you choose light side then it means that jedis successfully brainwashed you.(Not this that you chose light)

If you choose dark side then it means that jedis failed and you successfully regained all your memories.

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Bukmeikara

@dg1995:

Wait, what?! You are the hero that later finds out that he is the villain, how is that Episode 4?
That was my favorite game growing up and in the past I would be amazed hearing those news but given the crap that Disney has created in the past 10 years I am very, very doubtfull.

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@bukmeikara:

1.Story starts as a ship of good guys is being attacked by the villains.

2.The heroes escape from their ship by escape pods into a planet below.(Beginning of the game)

3.Villains make a blockade at that planet to prevent heroes from escaping.

4.Heroes escape from that planet by a ship similar to mellenimum Falcon(Ebon Hawk).

5.Villains destroy a planet.

6.There is also a love interest that gets captured and the hero rescues.(And she has a interrogation scene similar to Leia)

7.Starforge is similar to Death Star. (A battle station that villains have and heroes destroy in the end)

8.Light side Ending is also similar to that award ceremony scene of Episode 4.

9.The main villain similar to darth vader can't speak properly without that electrical device, similar to Darth Vader he was also a fallen jedi.

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Barighm

@dg1995: I suppose the order of events are the same, but the actual characterizations and tone are not.

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srfilk86

As long as it's not touched by hacks like Rian and the writers of Game of Thrones. Ugh.

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m4a5

"Alita: Battle Angle"? Well then, I'm sold :P

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UltimateBastard

I don't get it. Why not make a new kotor? It's what fans want more than any other star wars game series. It would sell on hype alone.

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Barighm

@UltimateBastard: Bioware WANTS to make it. They even started on it a couple times, but EA refuses to let them do it.

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KaptenHaddock

As long as it is the actual story that we got in the game, it could be amazing. But to be honest, I think KotOR2 might actually make for a more interesting movie.

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Barighm

@KaptenHaddock: No way Disney would allow it. KOTOR2 is pretty dark.

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KaptenHaddock

@Barighm:

True, but still. Would be easier to make a satisfying trilogy out of too, considering story beats.

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Vilified_Signals

A trilogy? Yeah, sure. But only if we actually get a third game and not the mmo we have.

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lionheartssj1

Can't wait to see how they butcher this.

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idakooz

Seeing Darth Malak on the big screen would be nice.

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josegy

Why don't they bring back Drew Karpyshyn the original writer ? He's simply amazing.

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Archangel2222

She also worked on the script for Alexander and Terminator Genisys so Im not holding my breath here

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DragonAtma

@Archangel2222: Don't forget Pathfinder and its 10% Rotten score!

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gamingdevil800

Thank You, I hope they stick religiously to the source material.

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jedijax

I don't think the current big-shots can handle something like that successfully.