Could a Willow project finally come to fruition at Lucasfilm?
In wide-ranging story focused on Star Wars and Lucasfilm by the Los Angeles Times it is revealed that the studio behind Star Wars and Indiana Jones is looking to branch out and Willow is one of its properties it exploring.
Reportedly, a Willow TV pilot script, written by Solo co-writer Jonathan Kasdan, has been completed.
The original Willow film starred Val Kilmer, Joanne Whalley and Warwick Davis and became a cult favorite.
In addition to Willow, the article also reveals that Lucasfilm has secured the film rights from Fox–through Disney’s merger with Fox– to the fantasy novel Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi.
“While Lucasfilm was shooting “The Rise of Skywalker,” Michelle Rejwan went to a London bookshop and picked up the fantasy novel “Children of Blood and Bone” by Tomi Adeyemi. She recommended it to Kennedy, who was enchanted by the story and thought the themes echoed those of “Star Wars.” She found out the rights to the book were owned by Fox, which Disney was in the process of absorbing. She called Fox film executive Emma Watts and asked if Lucasfilm could co-develop a film based on the property.“