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Star Wars: Episode IX to get a rewrite from British scribe

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Story by Jack Foley

STAR Wars: Episode IX is getting a rewrite from British scribe Jack Thorne.

The third instalment in the franchise will be the ninth in the saga and is due to follow Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which has been written and directed by Rian Johnson.

Colin Trevorrow, of Jurassic World fame, is on board to direct. But he had also been co-writing the script with his writing partner, Derek Connolly. Sources referenced by The Hollywood Reporter say that Disney felt a fresh set of eyes were needed.

It remains unclear how extensive the rewrites will be.

Thorne penned the upcoming Julia Roberts-Jacob Tremblay movie Wonder and has co-created British television shows such as The Fades, The Cast-Offs, The Last Panthers and National Treasure.

Star Wars: Episode IX is expected to feature returning cast members Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver and Oscar Isaac, who all made their franchise debuts with The Force Awakens.

Episode IX is eyeing a production start in January 2018, with The Last Jedi due in cinemas in December.

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