Chris Miller and Phil Lord – of The LEGO Movie and the Jump Street movies fame – have signed on to direct a Han Solo Star Wars spin-off movie.
They will direct from a screenplay written by Lawrence Kasdan and Jon Kasdan and 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.’
The as yet untitled film 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.’
For further details, follow the jump. The Han Solo movie is slated for an August 25, 2018 launch.
There have been any number of ‘last man on Earth’ movies and I’m sure the idea has been seen on TV before – but I don’t recall the idea ever being used as basis for a comedy. FOX’s The Last Man on Earth (Sundays, 9/8C) takes the idea and really runs with it.
Schmidt and Jenko are friends and rookie cops who mess up their first arrest. So they are transferred to a special division that sends them back to high school to bust a drug ring. But trying to fit in as students while tracking down the drug source proves more difficult than they imagined.
Starring Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum and Ice Cube.
Directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller.
Written by Michael Bacall.
Produced by Stephen J. Cannell and Neal H. Moritz.
Genre: Action Comedy.