Leslye Headland Wants to Adapt ‘Knights of the Old Republic’ to Live-Action, Featuring a Notable Character

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“Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic” (KOTOR) is a role-playing game developed by BioWare and published by LucasArts. It came out in 2003 and is considered one of the best Star Wars games.

The game is set about 4,000 years before the Galactic Empire, during the early years of the ancient Galactic Republic. It follows the “Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi” comics and focuses on the Mandalorian Wars, where the Mandalorian warrior society invaded the Republic. Despite the Jedi’s hesitation, two renegade Jedi Knights, Revan and Malak, led the Republic’s forces against the Mandalorians.

The game received widespread praise and won many awards, including the Game Developers Choice Awards’ 2004 Game of the Year and BAFTA Games Awards’ Best Xbox Game of the Year. GameSpot named it the Best Xbox Game of July 2003 and Best Computer Game of November 2003. Fans have been asking for a reboot or live-action adaptation for a long time.

So, where does Leslye Headland, the director of “Star Wars: The Acolyte,” fit in? In a recent interview with Omelete, Headland expressed her desire to bring KOTOR to live-action and showed a particular interest in Kreia, a major character from KOTOR 2.

I’ve always wanted to explore a live-action version of the Knights of the Old Republic game and Kreia’s character. […]I think it would be a really interesting story to bring to life.

Headland might be a good fit for the adaptation. She knows the source material well and has experience with lesser-explored Star Wars eras. While “The Acolyte” received mixed reviews—praised by critics but met with a lukewarm reception from fans—it had a massive premiere, becoming the most-watched Disney+ original show premiere this year.

Headland’s interest is notable since there have been recent rumors about a “Knights of the Old Republic” live-action show being developed for Disney+.

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