With filming at least half done it sounds like the script for the first Star Wars stand alone film still needs work. Latino Review are reporting that Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation director Christoper McQuarrie has been brought in to put some finishing touches on the script.
Not much is known about the plot for the film with the working title Rogue One: A Star Wars Story except that it will be based around a group of rebels who try and steal the plans for the original Death Star. The film is set between Episodes III and IV and will be directed by Godzilla director Gareth Edwards.
The original script was said to be written by After Earth writer Gary Whitta before he was replaced by Cinderella writer Chris Weitz. McQuarrie is coming off writing two critically well received films in Edge of Tomorrow (aka Live, Die, Repeat) and Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation.
Although it is surprising that the script isn’t finished yet with filming already well under way, it is not unheard off for writers to come in to put finishing touches on scripts, particularly films this big. Surely bringing in a writer of McQuarrie’s calibre will only help make the film better.
The film is set to star Felicity Jones, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Ben Mendelsohn and Forrest Whitaker.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is set to be released 16th December 2016.