Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy recently confirmed the production company is thinking about developing something related to BioWare’s classic role-playing game “Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic.”

“Knights of the Old Republic, a lot of fans want to see that, is there any development of that?” MTV reporter Josh Horowitz asked Kennedy during Star Wars Celebration last weekend.

“You know, we talk about that all the time,” Kennedy said. “Yes, we are developing something to look at. Right now, I have no idea where things might fall, but we have to be careful that there is a cadence to Star Wars that doesn’t start to feel like too much. We don’t have a crystal ball, you know, we tried a little bit with ‘Solo’ to see if we could do two movies a year and whether or not there really was an opportunity for that, and we felt that’s not going to work. So, we back off of that a little bit. But it doesn’t mean we don’t think about lots of different stories, because that’s the exciting thing about this universe.”

“Knights of the Old Republic” was first published by LucasArts in 2003 and is widely considered one of the best role-playing games of all time. It takes place about 4,000 years before the founding of the Galactic Empire. A Sith Lord named Darth Malak has unleashed an armada against the Republic, and the player is a Jedi tasked with stopping him. A sequel developed by Obsidian Entertainment released in 2004. Both are still available today on PC in places like Steam and GOG.com, as well as on iOS and Android.

If a “KotOR” project is going on at Lucasfilm, it’s likely in the very early stages, or it might just be a pitch, judging by Kennedy’s vague comments. But, it’s also worth noting that director Rian Johnson and “Game of Thrones” showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are planning new “Star Wars” trilogies. While Johnson has already confirmed his trilogy won’t involve the Old Republic, no one knows when or where Benioff and Weiss’ project will take place.

10 responses to “Lucasfilm Considering ‘Knights of the Old Republic’ Project”

  1. Andrew Childs says:

    Lol as if things couldn’t get any more controversial

  2. Ask an Arab: Ra's isn't pronounced "raysh.' says:

    Let’s see if I can predict the future . . . by checking the past.

    Star Wars premieres in ’77, mentioning the Clone Wars, and fans say “we want the clone wars” almost immediately after ’83. Fans get the Clone Wars starting in ’99 . . . and immediately accuse Lucas of selling out, raping their childhood, making crap, being interest in nothing but toys, etc etc.

    In ’83, fans also start clamoring for sequels, a desire amped by the end of the prequels. Starting in 2015, they get their sequels . . . and immediately start accusing Lucas of selling out, of Disney raping their childhoods, being interested only in toys, making crappy films, etc etc.

    So now Disney is thinking about making movies out of something fans have been desiring for years. Yeah, it doesn’t take a gypsy behind a crystal ball in some tent to know how this will turn out, regardless of the product’s quality.

    Star Wars fans–worst film fans out there.

  3. J says:

    I’d be fine with a kotor movie or a new kotor game. Do it Lucasfilm, you won’t :)

  4. Matthew Mack says:

    KOTOR on the big screen would bring back Star Wars, no doubt. Darth Revan and Manaan! How could that be nothing but pure joy?

    • Droo says:

      A lot of reasons. They handled Han Solo badly and it failed. Their battlefront remakes aren’t all that respected and TLJ turned a lot of people off. And, in my opinion, TFA #2 can’t save the trilogy

  5. th3n1ck27 says:

    She said they tried 2 movies a year, and it didnt work…well it would work if you made the “side” movies worth a fuck; solo was good, but we want more than a solo movie in the same overtaxed timeline