Today we were given yet another Star Wars rumour to wind down the week. Ain’t It Cool News reported earlier that one of the many ideas currently floating around Disney’s Lucasfilm is a movie version of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. This rumoured adaptation went viral after Star Wars mythos creator turned screenwriter, Drew Karpyshyn said the following via his personal website:
“I don’t have any produced or sold screenplays yet. I have one script that’s nearly complete, and I will be looking for an agent soon to help me market it to major Hollywood studios.”
Drew Karpyshyn does reportedly have a “nice in” with Lucasfilm. Yet, besides the vague reports and heavy speculation, there’s no actual evidence Karpyshyn is writing a Knights of the Old Republic screenplay, or anything Star Wars related. His screenplay really could be anything. The landmark RPG was rumoured to be one of the many “spin-off” film pursued under the command of Disney by many sites over the past 24 hours.
UPDATED: However these KOTOR movie rumours appear to be on thin ground. Ain’t It Cool News have now updated their report to say Karpyshyn told them that he “has heard nothing about a Knights of the Old Republic movie.” Although I want to see this movie with every fibre of my being, and Lucasfilm may one day embrace their the non-Skywalker extended universe franchises for the big screen, this one doesn’t look likely right now. I will still look forward to the day when they make this film. Until then however we still have the video game and novel series.
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This article was first posted on February 24, 2013