Report: A Knights Of The Old Republic Movie Is Being Written

BioWare’s classic Star Wars RPG Knights of the Old Republic is being turned into a film project at Lucasfilm, Buzzfeed reports, with Laeta Kalogridis (Alita: Battle Angel) writing the screenplay.

The Buzzfeed report says she is “close to finishing” the script, which would be the first “of a potential KOTOR trilogy”.

KOTOR was first released in 2003, and is set thousands of years before the events of the Skywalker films, detailing the battle between the Republic and resurgent Sith forces, led by Darth Malak.

The chance to see its cast—HK-47 especially—on the big screen would be great, but it remains to be seen a) just how much of the original story makes it into a film project and b) whether this thing actually gets made, given Hollywood’s track record of cancelling video game movies, or sending them to die in production hell.


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    my initial reaction is "argh why"

    I mean just set it in that period, you can tell other stories, they have an entire mmo doing exactly that

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    Is this the trilogy the Game of Thrones show runners are working on?

      They'll play half the game and wing the rest of it.

        I hear the third film in the trilogy is only 20 minutes long.

    With luck, a movie will inspire them to do a remaster.

    Leave it alone FFS, either do a third game or do nothing they will just stuff it up.

    My first reaction was "Oh shit, not by Disney". Then when I saw it was going to be written by Laeta Kalogridis, whose Battle Angel: Alita writing was woeful and did no justice to the manga, then my mind wrote this off as a disaster in the making, followed by a "GOD WHY" facepalm.

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