Westeros to galaxy far far away
Cult show Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are set to write and produce a new series of Star Wars films. These new films are not to be tied to the ongoing Skywalker saga of the Episodes movies or be connected to the trilogy being developed by filmmaker Rian Johnson, reported Entertainment Weekly.
“David and Dan are some of the best storytellers working today,” said Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm. “Their command of complex characters, depth of story and richness of mythology will break new ground and boldly
push Star Wars in ways I find incredibly exciting.”
It is a major project for both Benioff and Weiss, who have become stars in their own right after the success of the fantasy TV series based on the tussle for conquest of the fictional land of Westeros. “In the summer of 1977 we travelled to a galaxy far, far away, and we’ve been dreaming of it ever since,” Benioff and Weiss said in a joint statement. “We are honoured by the opportunity, a little terrified by the responsibility, and so excited to get started as soon as the final season of Game of Thrones is complete.”
GoT’s final season airs in 2019.
The duo are also working on Confederate for HBO.