Solely a day after information broke that Damon Lindelof and Justin Britt-Gibson have been leaving their secret Star Wars film, phrase comes down that Steven Knight is changing them to jot down a brand new script for the mission which is able to finally be directed by Ms. Marvel helmer Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy.
The one factor presently identified concerning the film is that it’s meant to happen after the occasions of The Rise of Skywalker. Sadly, that timeline implies that the incoming screenwriter gained’t be Steven Knight of the Previous Republic.
And we don’t know a lot. It’s additionally doable that we gained’t see the movie till 2025 or later.
Thus, it’s additionally unclear why Lindelof and Britt-Gibson are off the mission or why Knight is in. With the hypothesis hat on, these writers are all proficient however vastly completely different stylistically. Lindelof is nice at twisty, unusual, thriller field stuff and might play it straight within the style sandbox as nicely. Knight, however, is thought for taut, tension-ratcheting drama with hefty doses of violence tossed in every now and then. Sure, he created the Cillian Murphy interval gangster present Peaky Blinders, however Knight additionally wrote blood pressure-popping films like Locke, Burnt, and Soiled Fairly Issues — the final for which he was nominated for an Oscar.
Once more, it’s hypothesis, but it surely’s doable that the powers that be have been on the lookout for extra depth and fewer plot complexity.
(by way of The Hollywood Reporter)