‘Peaky Blinders’ Creator Steven Knight to Take Over Development of Not-So-Top-Secret Star Wars Film

In March 2022, Lost co-creator Damon Lindelof was rumored to be developing what was at the time a top-secret Star Wars project. Over time, the existence of that project was confirmed, Justin Britt-Gibson came on to co-write and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy agreed to direct the film. Almost a year to the day that the news of Lindelof’s involvement in the project broke, the writer left the project after delivering a draft of the script to Lucasfilm. Now, the project, which is reportedly being prepped for a December 2025 release has a new writer.

According to a trade report, Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight will take over scriptwriting duties for the untitled Star Wars project. Lucasfilm worked fast to find a replacement for Lindelof and Britt-Gibson as it’s expected they plan to officially announce the film–and likely the creative team behind it–during Star Wars Celebration 2023 which takes place in London April 7-10.

As Bob Iger‘s return to Disney continues to shake up the future slates of Lucasfilm and Marvel Studios, it’s hard to keep track of what to expect on the film side of things for Star Wars, even as their streaming series continue to be more hit than miss. With the recent news that Patty JenkinsRogue Squadron and Kevin Feige‘s untitled Star Wars movies were no longer in development at Lucasfilm, the Knight/Obaid-Chinoy project is the only project known to be on deck at the studio. Taika Waititi‘s untitled Star Wars project, while still in development, is nowhere near as ready to go as the now not-so-top-secret film.

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