STAR WARS: THE LEGO MOVIE Duo To Direct Han Solo, The Early Years, Anthology Film
Christopher Miller and Phil Lord, the directing duo behind The Lego Movie and the Jump Street films will direct a Star Wars anthology film focused on the adventures and misadventures of the young Han Solo.
Star Wars alumi Lawrence Kasdan and his son Jon Kasdan are writing the script with the project now set for a May 25, 2018 release.
The story focuses on how young Han Solo became the smuggler, thief, and scoundrel whom Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi first encountered in the cantina at Mos Eisley.
In a statement from the directors over at StarWars.com,
Okay then. Dream casting time. Who should be cast in the role of the young Han Solo? If there was ever a coveted role in the lands of geekdom this has to be one of the most sought after."This is the first film we've worked on that seems like a good idea to begin with. We promise to take risks, to give the audience a fresh experience, and we pledge ourselves to be faithful stewards of these characters who mean so much to us. This is a dream come true for us. And not the kind of dream where you're late for work and all your clothes are made of pudding, but the kind of dream where you get to make a film with some of the greatest characters ever, in a film franchise you've loved since before you can remember having dreams at all."
Who will shoot first?