Lucasfilm announced that The LEGO Movie directors Christopher Miller and Phil Lord will direct a Star Wars Anthology series feature film about young Han Solo.
Due in theaters May 25, 2018, the movie’s screenplay is being written by Lawrence Kasdan and Jon Kasdan.
Lawrence Kasdan has plenty of experience in the Star Wars universe having co-written the screenplays for The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi and the forthcoming sequel The Force Awakens.
Jon Kasdan is Lawrence Kasdan’s son and wrote and directed The First Time, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and In the Land of Women, as well as writing for the television series Freaks and Geeks and Dawson’s Creek.
Miller and Lord said in a statement: “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.”