A new ‘StarWars’ film is now in the works, with director Rians Johnson and director Gareth Edmonds, who helmed ‘Star wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens,’ coming on board to produce a reboot.
Johnson is set to direct the upcoming “Star Wars: Episode VIII” and the reboot is expected to be a “classic story of rebellion against the Empire,” according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Edmonds will helm the film, while Johnson will direct the sequel.
“Star wars” fans will get a new look at iconic characters such as Luke Skywalker, Chewbacca, Han Solo, Leia Organa, and Princess Leia, as well as the new villain Kylo Ren.
It’s unknown what direction Johnson will take with the reboot, but the movie is expected in 2019.
The “StarWars” reboot will be produced by Kathleen Kennedy, David Ellison and Jason Blum, with “Star Trek: The Original Series” star Leonard Nimoy producing, as will Lucasfilm.
The movie is still in the early stages, so it’s unclear if the “Star War” sequel will be a standalone film or if the film will be expanded into other franchises.
In addition to the “Dawn” reboot, Johnson is also in the running for the “Indiana Jones” franchise reboot, which will reunite Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, and Marion Cotillard.
“The Force Awakens” director Ramin Djawadi and writer J.J. Abrams will oversee the reboot.
The studio is also set to work with “The Princess Bride” and “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” filmmaker David Yates on the “Justice League” sequel, as the latter has been in the pipeline since 2015.
The reboot is slated to be released in 2020.
Johnson previously worked on “Dunkirk,” “The Jungle Book,” “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” and “Avatar.”
Edmonds also wrote and directed “Starman,” “Killing Zoe,” “A Clockwork Orange,” “Walking on Water,” “Tropic Thunder,” “American Pie,” “I’m Gonna Lose You,” “Mulan,” and several other films.
The actor also has several other projects in the development pipeline.
The writer and director is best known for his work on “The Sopranos,” “Breaking Bad,” “Lost,” and his first two feature films, “Fatal Attraction” and “‘Titanic.'”
He is best remembered for his roles as John Wayne on “American Sniper” and Will Smith on “Breaking Out.”
Johnson’s “Starlog” is currently on the air and he recently appeared on the Fox sitcom “Good Times.”
Edmond is best-known for his films such as “The Queen of the South,” “Ride,” “Death in the Afternoon,” “Sister Act,” and the 2003 “Borat.”
He also has worked on several television shows, including “The Young and the Restless,” “Gods & Monsters,” “Dollhouse,” “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” and many others.
He was also a producer on the upcoming film “The Good Wife.”