Contact Us

‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ Is Getting a Rewrite

Star Wars The Force Awakens End
Disney / Lucasfilm

Script rewrites happen, especially on giant tentpole science fiction franchises like, for instance, Star Wars. Episode IX is getting an assist from Jack Thorne, who sounds like he should be searching for hidden treasure in the Amazon but is, in fact, a screenwriter responsible for the BBC’s His Dark Materials series and upcoming Julia Roberts and Jacob Tremblay movie Wonder

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Thorne has been brought on to work on the script, the latest draft of which was penned by Derek Connolly and Colin Trevorrow, who is set to direct the movie. There’s a lot up in the air about the final movie in the new trilogy — most pressing is how the story will deal with Leia after Carrie Fisher’s passing. Production, obviously, hasn‘t yet started on it, so it’ll still be a while before we find out anything else.

Thorne has also worked on Channel 4’s Philip K. Dick’s Electric Sheep, as well as a number of other overseas dramas and thrillers. Production on Star Wars: Episode IX will begin in January 2018. The film is set to hit theaters May 24, 2019.

Subscribe to KISS FM 96.9 on

Colin Trevorrow Explains Why He’s Still the Man for the ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ Job

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://kissfm969.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Kiss Klub quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Kiss Klub contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.