However, tensions are rising between local farmers and a tribe of sand-people, headed up by a ruthless war-chief.
Reportedly, the movie will take place close to the events of Star Wars: A New Hope and likely brand the cutting-edge title of "Obi-Wan: A Star Wars Story".More news: GQ Mocks Vanity Fair's Epic Photoshop Fail With New Comedy Issue Cover
However unlike the standalone Han Solo movie, the Obi-Wan movie is apparently not going to be an origins story. Given that we're starting to see Disney branch out into Star Wars-related movies that don't just focus on the main storyline, we suppose it shouldn't come as a surprise that a solo Obi-Wan movie could be in the works. The synopsis reads as follows: "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".
According to a report by TMZ, Oscar-nominated director Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Crown) will potentially helm the rumored project.Previous rumors also indicatedDaldry will be collaborating with Lucasfilm to oversee both writing and development. According to one Twitter user (a self-declared "Star Wars" expert), at least part of it is lifted straight from the official synopsis of a 2014 novel called "Kenobi: Star Wars Legends". Obi-Wan is one of the most enduringly popular characters from both the original and prequel trilogies, and actor Ewan McGregor has said on multiple occasions he'd gladly reprise the role. During The Force Awakens, TMZ released accurate photo leaks from the set of the film. This seems to be a much more nuanced and grounded concept than the usually planet-hopping adventure of the rest of the franchise, yet could be very true to the original roots of the series, particularly the lone shogun and samurai influences of Kurosawa films.More news: It's A Boy! Alec And Hilaria Baldwin Welcome Baby #4
Whatever the truth is, we don't expect Lucasfilm/Disney to tip their hand until they're absolutely ready.
The next step is for Lucasfilm to make an official announcement, which they should have done a year ago at Star Wars Celebration Orlando. We want Obi-Wan Kenobi, and we want Obi-Wan now!More news: Multiple deaths reported after US school bus and truck collide