‘Obi-Wan’ Movie Rumors Hit Fever Pitch; Possible Details Revealed

The Playlist | 5/17/2018 | Charles Barfield
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At this point, it feels almost like an open secret. Yes, Disney/Lucasfilm is working on an ‘Obi-Wan’ film. Yes, it would most likely star Ewan McGregor. And rumors have been circulating that Stephen Daldry, director of such tentpole blockbusters like “The Hours,” “Billy Elliot,” and “The Reader,” was attached to direct. All of this is alleged but basically confirmed.

Now, according to TMZ (who reportedly found the info in Production Weekly, which covers the new ‘Obi-Wan’ movie in their latest issue), there’s a production bulletin floating around Lucasfilm that confirms much of what we know and gives a little bit more details. The ‘Obi-Wan’ film, with the working title “Joshua Tree,” is apparently in the works, with Daldry still listed as the director. The film is supposed to start filming in London next spring, where they’ve filmed “Star Wars” features in the past.

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Oh and there’s a bit of a plot description, as well:

“Obi-Wan is on Tatooine being an elusive hermit and stuff, but secretly watches over an infant Luke Skywalker, whom he delivered to his uncle, Owen. Tensions between the local farmers and a tribe of Sand People — headed by a ruthless war chief — eventually brings Obi outta hiding … and into Jedi kickass mode. Scene.”

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