Screenwriters Damon Lindelof and Justin Britt-Gibson decided to part ways with the untitled Star Wars movie they had been working on for director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy earlier this week, and Lucasfilm has wasted very little time in finding a more than suitable replacement.
According to Variety, Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight has been tapped to take over as writer on the top-secret project.
We still know next to nothing about this film, but it is expected to be our first big-screen trip to the Galaxy Far, Far Away since 2019's Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. More details, including a title and possible plot synopsis, should be revealed next month at Star Wars Celebration in London.
Knight was nominated for an Academy Award for Dirty Pretty Things almost 20 years ago, and has gone on to work on the likes of Eastern Promises, Spencer and The Hundred-Foot Journey.
Taika Waititi and Shawn Levy are also developing their own Star Wars movies, but the latter is expected to be kept busy with Deadpool 3 for the foreseeable.