Chris Miller and Phil Lord (the men behind the first Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and The LEGO Movie) will helm a spinoff Star Wars movie featuring a young Han Solo, revealed The Hollywood Reporter. It was later confirmed by LucasFilm and Chris Miller himself.
The script is being written by Lawrence Kasdan (Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Empires Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, The Force Awakens) and his son Jon. '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' says LucasFilm.
This will be one of the Star Wars Anthology projects.
|Phil Lord (left) and Chris Miller|
This Han Solo spinoff sounds like a tricky idea, but if someone can make it work it's definitely Lord & Miller. They turned what seemed like crazy projects into cinema gold, and I have faith this will be no exception. Here's what they had to say on their upcoming Star Wars movie:
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.The Han Solo spinoff movie will be released on the 25th May, 2018.