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Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight to write Star Wars movie after Damon Lindelof’s departure

March 25th, 2023 by Marc Comments

Well, this new Star Wars movie has been an adventure so far and it hasn’t even started filming yet.

Just days ago we reported that Lost creator Damon Lindelof and Justin Britt-Gibson were writing a new Star Wars movie set post The Rise of Skywalker – the movie was set to be directed by Ms Marvel’s Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy and then, days later, it was revealed that Lindelof and Britt-Gibson had departed, leaving the movie without a writer.

However, it seems that a writer has been found and it’s an unusual but potentially brilliant choice.

Peaky blinders creator Steven Knight will write the screenplay and is hoped to be the first movie since 2019’s Rise of Skywalker.

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Knight has a long career writing and is responsible for the superb Dirty Pretty Things (if you’ve not seen it, check it out asap) and Eastern Promises.

Knight can definitely write and we have a feeling that just as Andor took Star Wars in a much more straight-faced drama direction, his movie might give Star Wars a look and feel it doesn’t usually have and that’s fine by us.

We expect to hear more at next month’s Star Wars Celebration Europe where we’re hearing rumours three movies will be announced… let’s hope they are luckier than the last three ot be announced.

Source: Variety

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….