The creator of Peaky Blinders Steven Knight has been tasked with writing the screenplay of an upcoming and unnamed Star Wars film.

Fans of the Star Wars franchise are eagerly anticipating the announcement of the upcoming untitled film that will be directed by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, which will now be written by veteran screenwriter Steven Knight.

The project has undergone several changes in the writing department, with original screenwriters Damon Lindelof and Justin Britt-Gibson departing the project earlier this year. However, Knight’s impressive resume, which includes gritty crime dramas, lighthearted dramedies, and biopics, makes him a fitting choice to take over the reins of the screenplay.

The upcoming Star Wars film is expected to be among Lucasfilm’s first since Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker was released in 2019. Fans are eagerly awaiting any news about the project, including a possible title, which is expected to be announced at the Star Wars Celebration event in London in April.

The departure of Lindelof and Britt-Gibson is just the latest in a string of creative changes at Lucasfilm, with several writers and directors leaving the Star Wars projects they were attached to. In March, it was reported that two separate movies, one being shepherded by director Patty Jenkins and the other by producer Kevin Feige, had been shelved by the studio.

Director J.D. Dillard also revealed in November 2022 that he was no longer developing a Star Wars project at Lucasfilm.

With Taika Waititi’s upcoming project and Shawn Levy’s prospective film still in the works, it’s clear that Lucasfilm still wants to make movies for the Star Wars universe. While fans may have to wait a bit longer for news about the untitled film, the involvement of talented individuals like Knight and Obaid-Chinoy is certainly cause for excitement.

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