NEW YORK • They faithfully tailored and paved new floor for the Game Of Thrones universe. Why not give Star Wars a whirl? David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, govt producers of Game Of Thrones, will write and produce a sequence of latest Star Wars motion pictures, the Walt Disney Co stated on Tuesday.
There have been no particulars concerning the variety of motion pictures or after they can be launched. But Disney did say the Benioff and Weiss movies can be separate from the Luke Skywalker universe of films and the trilogy that Rian Johnson, the author and director of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, is engaged on.
The deal quantities to a coup for every celebration. Disney will get two star producers who have confirmed they’ll fulfill Thrones guide loyalists together with drawing in hundreds of thousands of basic viewers who made Game Of Thrones the preferred present in HBO’s historical past.
And for Benioff and Weiss, the Star Wars project may show to be extra welcoming than their deliberate HBO mission introduced in summer time.
The news that they might work on Confederate, a drama that imagines the South received the Civil War and slavery stays intact in at present’s America, was met with a right away backlash. HBO has stated it could proceed with the drama if Benioff and Weiss needed to and that they “should be given time to develop the series rather than face prejudgment”.
Many tv executives in Hollywood are sceptical that it’s going to get made and Star Wars may give the Thrones producers an excuse to place it off.
The final Game Of Thrones season will likely be broadcast subsequent yr.
HBO is growing a number of Game Of Thrones prequels and although Benioff and Weiss will get govt producer credit on these exhibits, they won’t be actively concerned.
They stated in a press release: “In the summer of 1977, we travelled to a galaxy far, far away, and we’ve been dreaming of it ever since. We are honoured by the opportunity, a little terrified by the responsibility and so excited to get started as soon as the final season of Game Of Thrones is complete.”