As new Disney+ series’ seem to be announced every couple of months, a new Star Wars film always seems so far off on the horizon. Things like Rian Johnson’s trilogy seem to be stuck in limbo forever. Still, we have another production to keep our eyes on as Damon Lindelof, the man behind The Leftovers and HBO’s Watchmen series, is developing a new film with Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy set to direct.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film is being written by Lindelof and Justin Britt-Gibson, who has previously worked as a story edition of The Strain. The film’s script is coming together following a super-secret writers’ room gathering earlier this year that saw Lindelof and Britt-Gibson joined by Station Eleven creator Patrick Somerville, one of the writers on the upcoming Willow series, Rayna McClendon, and Andy Greenwald, creator of Briarpatch. THR notes that Dave Filoni may have also been present in the room.
The film could be set post-The Rise of Skywalker. A time period that Lucasfilm seemed heavily adverse to touch until they were ready.
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