Star Wars: Episode IX gets a new screenwriter

02 Août, 2017, 16:20 | Author: Lucrece Courtet
  • Star Wars The Last Jedi

Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver and Oscar Isaac are expected to return - but you never know who a Star Wars movie may kill off so don't get too comfortable - with the installment eyeing a production start in January 2018. But it sounds like that draft will now be getting a new polish. Joining the team is Jack Thorne, the writer behind Wonder, episodes of Skins, and most worryingly, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

In order to undertake a rewrite of the script for "Star Wars: Episode IX" Lucasfilm is bringing in British playwright and screenwriter Jack Thorne. Previous saga directors Johnson and J.J. Abrams both saw their versions of the story survive in the shooting script. (Abrams co-wrote his version with veteran Star Wars writer Lawrence Kasdan).

Up until now, the script was being written by the film's director, Colin Trevorrow and his writing partner, Derek Connolly. "#Episode Ix" is scheduled for release two years from now, in 2019.

Plus, the fact that the production schedule is now unaltered suggests that Thorne isn't doing extensive rewrites to the script. Which, again, is a good thing, if we want Episode IX to be as good as it can be.

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Carrie Fisher in Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015).

Thorne created a number of British TV shows, including The Cast-Offs, The Last Panthers, and National Treasure.

Thorne has 26 writing credits to his name, with an episode of "Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams" the most intriguing of his resume. He reads as a valuable addition to the Star Wars franchise.


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