Former Games Journo Writing New Star Wars Movie

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Disney aren't just going to squeeze millions from a new trilogy of Star Wars movies. They're going to make stand-alone flicks too, and the first of those is due for release in December 2016.

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There are no details on what it actually is, but we do now know who's behind it. Directing will be Gareth Edwards, who handled Godzilla.

The writer is an interesting choice. It's Gary Whitta, who many folks will know as a Hollywood screenwriter, but who many of you may remember as not only a former games journalist (mostly with PC Gamer), but also one of the writers involved in Telltale's Walking Dead series. He also wrote the Denzel Washington film Book of Eli.

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On the plus side, he wrote Book of Eli and the Walking Dead games (as well as Prey!).

On the down side....he wrote After Earth...which was genuinely awful in every way imaginable - writing (dear god the plot holes, lazy writing, terrible dialogue), performances, direction (Shyamalan for ****s sake!!), etc.