Jack Thorne to check script of Star Wars: Episode IX

Kuwait Times - - LIFESTYLE -

Jack Throne is go­ing to be cre­at­ing a new draft of the 'Star Wars: Episode IX' script. The 'Harry Pot­ter and the Cursed Child' writer has been brought in by Dis­ney and Lu­cas­film to have a look over the script for the ninth film in the main 'Star Wars' saga which is set for re­lease in 2019. Orig­i­nally writ­ten by direc­tor Colin Trevor­row and Derek Con­nolly - who worked to­gether on 'Juras­sic World' the duo needed a "fresh set of eyes" on the plot, ac­cord­ing to The Hol­ly­wood Re­porter. Cur­rently, it is not known whether Thorne's in­put will deal with mi­nor changes or will be a com­plete re­write and is slated to start pro­duc­tion in Jan­uary next year. Episode VIII, 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi', was writ­ten and di­rected by Rian John­son and is set to be re­leased this De­cem­ber. 'The Last Jedi' will see the likes of Mark Hamill, Daisy Ri­d­ley, Adam Driver and John Boyega reprise their roles from 'The Force Awak­ens', and will mark the fi­nal big screen ap­pear­ance of Car­rie Fisher, who com­pleted her scenes as Gen­eral Leia Or­gana be­fore her tragic death in De­cem­ber 2016 at the age of 60. John­son re­cently re­as­sured fans that Leia's fi­nal out­ing in the saga would offer "some kind of cathar­sis" and "emo­tional sat­is­fac­tion". He said: "[I hope it] emo­tion­ally gives some kind of cathar­sis ... it gives some kind of emo­tional sat­is­fac­tion. I think so, I re­ally hope so. I know for me it does." And the 43-year-old filmmaker says Car­rie's per­for­mance in the movie is "re­ally beau­ti­ful", and de­spite the scenes not be­ing filmed in the knowl­edge they would be her last, there are still mo­ments within the fea­ture that will "mean a lot to peo­ple" due to her pass­ing. He added: "Car­rie gives a re­ally beau­ti­ful per­for­mance in the film ... We ob­vi­ously didn't make the movie to be her fi­nal film - her fi­nal 'Star Wars' movie. Given that though, I think there are scenes that she has that are go­ing to mean a lot to peo­ple ... there are scenes that we have with her where, now not hav­ing her around, I watch them and I think, 'I'm re­ally thank­ful that we have that and that we can give that to peo­ple.'

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