Wednesday, 8 July 2015

LEGO Movie directors helm Han Solo Star Wars spin-off



Star Wars spin-offs are gaining momentum with the announcement that Han Solo will be getting his own origin story in the wake of director Josh Trank's departure from the upcoming Boba Fett movie, which remains in development at Disney.

The LEGO Movie and 21 Jump Street franchise directors Christopher Miller and Phil Lord will tell the story of how Han Solo became everyone's favourite space smuggler. This isn't the first time the directors have steered the Millennium Falcon and her beloved crew. Remember the cool cameo in The LEGO Movie?

Here's the official blurb from StarWars.com:

"The next adventure in the Anthology series of Star Wars films will be directed by Christopher Miller and Phil Lord, whose credits include the critically acclaimed The LEGO Movie and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, as well as 21 Jump Street and 22 Jump Street. Among the most sought-after filmmakers working today, the two have proven a formidable duo on the multiple films they've collaborated on and are looking forward to applying their unique creative chemistry to the Star Wars universe."

Slated for a May 25, 2018 release, the film will be executive produced by Lawrence Kasdan and Jason McGatlin and co-produced by Will Allegra.