On Twitter, Rogue One and Book of Eli screenwriter Gary Whitta just dropped a huge bombshell: He’s working with Jonathan Betuel, the writer of The Last Starfighter, to finally try and reboot it for the big screen. We reached out to learn more, and Whitta told us why now is the perfect time to bring it back.
Writer Gary Whitta worked on the screenplay for Rogue One. He’s written episodes of Star Wars Rebels and contributed to a Star Wars book. Now, with the news he’s writing a new comic, he’ll have written official Star Wars stories in four different mediums.
And that’s not all. Obi-Wan’s life after death is just one of 40 stories in Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View, which features several major characters and events in the Star Wars universe.
Mouse Guard is an award-winning comic book series, written and illustrated by David Petersen, about medieval mice protecting their own. Last year, a writer was hired to adapt it—and now, a director may actually be turning its lush world of marauding mice into a movie.
It was a day long remembered: October 30, 2012. The day Disney announced it had bought Lucasfilm and would be releasing new Star Wars movies. Fans everywhere immediately began freaking out about the news, but one in particular saw it as an opportunity.
By now, it’s common knowledge that Rogue One does not end happily for any of the main characters. Sure, they accomplish their goal, and that goal makes many major things possible, but they never get to see the fruits of their labor. In early versions of the script, however, that was not the case.
Correction: After our interview, writer Gary Whitta admitted that he misremembered this. While he told me the crawl was never in the script, he realized it was in the very first draft of the very first script, and was then taken out during the first revision. The original posts follows.
“We’re doomed.” C-3PO’s classic Star Wars line was sort of a joke—but it could be literally true, when it comes to the heroes of Star Wars Rebels. Because there’s no way that all of these people can all still be alive by the end of the series. Right?
Seriously, cut it out, publishers. Are you trying to ruin us? There are so many incredible books coming out this month, it’s unreal. China Mieville, Charles Stross, Austin Grossman, Jesse Ball, William T Vollmann... it’s all happening. Here are July’s must-read science fiction and fantasy books.
Bad news: We don't get to see Tatiana Maslany star in a standalone Star Wars film. Good news: Felicity Jones, who was pretty darn impressive as Jane Hawking in The Theory of Everything, won the role that Rooney Mara and Maslany were competing for.
We finally know who is writing the next draft of Gareth Edwards' standalone film: Chris Weitz, writer-director of The Golden Compass and director of Twilight: New Moon. Weitz, whose writing credits include About a Boy and this year's live-action Cinderella, will follow Gary Whitta, who left after completing a first…
Well, I don't think anyone saw this coming. Book of Eli, After Earth (and upcoming Star Wars) scribe Gary Whitta has released a script imagining if the stuffy world of British drama Downton Abbey was part of the Marvel Universe - and how Tony Stark's dad would fit in with Lord Grantham and family.
If this rumored Star Wars spin-off movie plot isn't true, it should be. Because this shit sounds great.
In addition to naming Godzilla's Gareth Edwards as the director of the first Star Wars spin-off, Disney also announced that Gary Whitta (above), screenwriter of the excellent The Book of Eli and the not excellent After Earth. But one particular rant has us convinced Whitta is going to do his Star Wars movie right.
Fresh off his triumph with the Godzilla reboot, Gareth Edwards is taking on another monumental challenge: transforming Star Wars into just a single series of films into a Shared Universe of films. Edwards will direct the first standalone Star Wars film, coming December 2016.