Phil Lord and Chris Miller to Direct Han Solo 'Star Wars' Film
Published Jul 07, 2015From 21 Jump Street and The Lego Movie to the hit television series Last Man on Earth, the creative team of Phil Lord and Christopher Miller don't really make bad projects. With that in mind, they're an excellent choice to helm one of the many planned stand-alone Star Wars movies.
On May 25, 2018, a new film about the early life of Han Solo will hit cinemas with Lord and Miller set to direct.
"This is the first film we've worked on that seems like a good idea to begin with," the two said in a joint statement. "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."
While details of the project are scarce, the film will be written by Lawrence Kasdan and Jon Kasdan. The former co-wrote The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi and the forthcoming The Force Awakens, while the latter is best known for his work on Freaks and Geeks and Dawson's Creek.
"We're so excited to be working with Chris and Phil, who will bring a fresh new dimension to the 'Star Wars' universe," the Kasdans added. "They're two of the smartest, funniest and most original filmmakers around, and the ideal choice to tell the story of Han Solo, one of the coolest characters in the galaxy."
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