Disney is working on a movie derived from Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, according to a report from Buzzfeed.
The movie is being written by Laeta Kalogridis. She’s known for writing good movies like “Shutter Island” as well as stinkers like “Terminator: Genisys.”
What is Knights of the Old Republic?
For those that do not know, Knights of the Old Republic (KOTOR) is the holy grail of Star Wars video games. In 2004, it won Game of the Year from the Game Developer’s Choice Awards.
It’s an action RPG with turn-based combat. The game takes place thousands of years before the events of “Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope.” In it, you play as Darth Revan, a Sith lord who has had his memory wiped by the Jedi. It is up to you to decide whether or not to join the light side, or go back to your roots on the dark side.
Along the way, you are confronted by Darth Malak, Revan’s old apprentice who betrays his master to become the new Sith lord.
From the story to the gameplay, it is one of the best video games ever created, let alone one of the best Star Wars games.
We’re excited but cautious
When it comes to Disney’s Star Wars side movies, they’re batting .500.
“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” was okay, but “Solo: A Star Wars Story” was extremely forgettable.
To be fair, we wanted to see Rogue One’s story, but nobody really wanted a standalone Han Solo flick. If Disney holds true to the story with the KOTOR film, we’ll be excited, but we are going to need a good cast to make this really work.
(Hey Disney, you should totally cast Michael Fassbender as Revan. Just saying!)
Fans have been wanting a KOTOR movie since the game came out in 2003. Since Disney bought Star Wars, fans have wanted more movies that show the history of the Jedi and Sith. This could potentially be the best of both worlds, but we will have to wait and see.