A ‘Knights Of The Old Republic’ Star Wars Film Is In The Works

Alfie PowellAlfie Powell in Entertainment, Film, Gaming
Published 24.05.19

A film series based on the Knights of the Old Republic video game series is apparently in the works, according to reports from Buzzfeed.

The popular Star Wars game series is set thousands of years before the events of the mercurial The Phantom Menace, so it would offer a whole new angle on the universe that we’ve come to know almost too well.

As the aforementioned report states, the script for the first KOTOR film is being written – and is nearly finished – by Laeta Kalogridis, who was responsible for Alita: Battle Angel; that James Cameron-type film that I don’t think anyone watched.

With the first game being released in 2003, Knights of the Old Republic focuses on a battle between the Republic (the good guys) and those pesky resurgent Sith forces, fronted by the nefarious Darth Malak.


In case you can’t tell which one Darth Malak is, he’s obviously the very evil-looking one with the weird face and cyborg-esque thing around his face. As Wookiepedia have it, his lower jaw was cut off in a lightsaber fight.

I mean of course it was. You can’t be a bad guy in Star Wars without looking objectively deplorable. I don’t know what Anakin was thinking. He was a handsome chap in Revenge of the Sith and then he went and turned evil, like an idiot, and ended up looking like a roast potato.


Kylo Ren’s doing alright so far but he’s got one more film to lose his, I don’t know, nose, so only time will tell what happens there.

A new Star Wars story would be an interesting one. The Skywalker story has been told almost to death now, and only about three of the films with that particular tale are actually any good. It would also be nice to see a character who we don’t constantly get fan theories about them being related to other characters.


100% though if this film comes out I will be writing an article about some Reddit theory saying that Darth Malak is Obi Wan’s dad. I don’t want that.

The next Star Wars film to come out will close the Skywalker story, as stated by Disney, and come December 2022, a brand new trilogy will start, courtesy of Game of Thrones TV writers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.

We’ll keep you updated.

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