star wars give, and star wars win. Just when it seems like we might finally have a new one star wars movie, with rumors that Shawn Levy is developing his own movie set in the galaxy far, far away, comes a report that a previously reported star wars the film bit the proverbial dust of space.
This project was first revealed in February 2020. At the time, we learned that director JD Dillard, whose previous projects include Sleight of hand and Loverworked for an unspecified duration star wars film with writer Matt Owens. That’s about all that’s ever been said about the movie, but whatever it was supposed to be, it never happened – and it won’t.
In an interview with TheWrap, Dillard says his star wars is “unfortunately no longer a thing”, but “not for lack of trying”.
He wouldn’t reveal details of the project, beyond describing his love of flying and the old star wars computer game TIE-Fighter:
My dad being an aviator we had a bunch of flight simulators… I play this game [TIE Fighter] During months. And my dad drives it with me. And I’m like, ‘Man, this game is so cool.’ And he’s like, ‘Well, you know, this game is from a movie series.’ And I was like, ‘You’re kidding me.’ It was there that I first watched “Star Wars” and realized the full extent of what it meant to build a world because I was playing this pseudo-16-bit game.
If Dillard were to direct a film inspired or rooted in TIE-Fighter it would make two alike star wars projects that were proposed, developed, and essentially abandoned around the same time. In December 2020, wonder woman director Patty Jenkins was brought in to direct a Thieves Squadron film, based on an aviator star wars movie about heroic rebel pilots. While this project isn’t technically dead, it appears to be stuck in development hell and no longer on Disney’s upcoming release schedule.
Rather, we’ll have to hope that Levy, or maybe Damon Lindelof, can finally figure out how to break through with a new star wars film after years of failed attempts by many directors and writers. JD Dillard’s new movie, Dedicationhits theaters November 23.