Steven Knight Star Wars

‘Peaky Blinders’ Creator Steven Knight is Writing a New Star Wars Film

According to a recent report by Variety, Steven Knight, the creator of Peaky Blinders, is set to take a trip to a galaxy far, far away as he has been brought on board to write the screenplay for an upcoming “Star Wars” film. This news follows the departure of the original screenwriters, Damon Lindelof and Justin Britt-Gibson. It is no secret that Disney has been struggling to manage the Star Wars franchise, which has resulted in numerous cancelled or postponed projects, leaving fans wondering about the future of the franchise. The media giant will hope Knight’s experience and vision can bring calm to the chaos surrounding the whole endeavour.

Fortunately, there is hope for the Star Wars franchise as the upcoming film has been given the green light and is scheduled to be officially unveiled at the London Star Wars Celebration in April. This will be the first Star Wars movie from Lucasfilm since the conclusion of the Skywalker Saga in 2019 The Rise of Skywalker. Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, the director of the upcoming Ms Marvel series, will be joining Steven Knight behind the scenes to bring his screenplay to life.

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Steven Knight Peaky Blinders

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His involvement comes at a very tricky time when two of the original writers left the project after presenting a draft earlier this year. While there’s no word on why the duo left the project, Damon Lindelof did delve into the issues of writing a Star Wars movie recently.

“I will just say, that for reasons that I can’t get into on this Sunday morning, on this day, the degree of difficulty is extremely, extremely, extremely high,” he told Slash Film. “If (the film) can’t be great, it shouldn’t exist. That’s all I’ll say, because I have the same association with (Star Wars) as you do, which is, it’s the first movie I saw sitting in my dad’s lap, four years old, May of ’77. I think it’s possible that sometimes when you hold something in such high reverence and esteem, you start to get in the kitchen and you just go, ‘Maybe I shouldn’t be cooking. Maybe I should just be eating.’ We’ll just leave it at that point.”

As already said, there’s not much known about this Star Wars movie and what Disney plans to achieve with the project. But with the studio enlisting the help of Steven Knight things surely have started to heat up and we can’t wait to see what he brings to the table. 

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