Last month, we reported that a movie or TV show relating to the game could soon be announced following Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy confirming that "something" was afoot. And the above source is now asserting that a film is what's being worked on.
BuzzFeed claims three sources close to the project have told them that the movie is being written by Laeta Kalogridis, who worked on Avatar and Shutter Island, and that the script is all but finished, with production further along than expected.
Kalogridis is the first female writer for a Star Wars movie since Leigh Brackett got a co-writing credit alongside Lawrence Kasdan for The Empire Strikes Back in 1980. Lucasfilm has come under major criticism for only hiring white men to work on Star Wars films so this counts as a huge step in a different direction, although representatives for Kalogridis, Lucasfilm, and Disney did not respond to the publication's request for comment.
This should all be well received by Star Wars purists, especially when Solo's poor box office impact is taken into consideration. Knights of the Old Republic, a video game first launched in 2003, revolves around a war between the Jedi and the Sith set around 4,000 years before the events of Star Wars: A New Hope from 1997 and longtime fans would likely love to see all of it go down in a movie.
Disney previously announced that The Rise of Skywalker will close out the nine-film Skywalker family Saga this coming December and the next film from the franchise will drop in 2022. The movie, set to come from Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, will be the first of a new trilogy which will release an installment the weekend before Christmas every other year.