Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy to direct secret Star Wars film: reports

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy to direct secret Star Wars film: reports

The movie script is being developed and the story is still under wraps.
24 Oct, 2022

A new Star Wars film may be cooking and the chef is reportedly none other than our very own Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy.

According to Deadline, American screenwriter Damon Lindelof, who has written for The Watchmen, Tomorrowland and Star Trek, is developing a new Star Wars film for Lucasfilm, a subsidiary of Walt Disney Studios. Sources claim the filmmaker chosen to helm the film is Obaid-Chinoy and the script is still under works, which means production is not currently in sight.

The filmmaking team reportedly found a director before they found a cowriter because it was important to to steer the script with the person’s own vision for how they see the story unfurling in consideration.

The focus of the film is top secret and will remain so until it’s time for the producers to welcome the audience into a new world. And though the release date seems to be aiming for the distant future, this film seems to have the most momentum among others in development at the studio given how a director was sought so actively.

Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker, the last Star Wars film, released in 2019. The studio has been more focused on TV projects but they do have several films in the works. They are biding their time as their priority is to make a series they’re happy with — crafting the story well is more important than getting the next franchise out quickly.

Obaid-Chinoy recently directed a show for Disney, Ms Marvel which is a short series with a Pakistani girl as the lead. The show was not only hailed for representing a large segment of people that only makes it onscreen as side characters, if at all, but also for its storyline and direction. The filmmaker is an Oscar and Emmy-winning director known for documentaries such as Saving Face and A Girl in the River, The Price of Forgiveness. She is currently involved in directing Paramount’s adaptation of the novel Brilliance, produced by Will Smith.


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Dr. Salaria, Aamir Ahmad Oct 24, 2022 11:44am
Bring it on.
KA Oct 24, 2022 12:13pm
What a real hero of the west !
NYS Oct 24, 2022 12:23pm
Just title is finalized and even story in underline So why is this a news
Mohsin Oct 24, 2022 01:01pm
Pakistan should be proud of the lady. Hope she smashes it out of the park.
FAZ Oct 24, 2022 01:28pm
So now in star wars, we will see aliens saving Pakistani women from Pakistani men.
SaneMind1st Oct 24, 2022 03:00pm
The underwater shots in the film will be mindblowing. Why? 'Cos we are still under (flood) waters.
Faisal Ghani Oct 24, 2022 03:39pm
And now the Star Wars fans will know how the inhabitants of Alderaan felt.
Bol Ke Lab Azad Hain Tere Oct 24, 2022 04:11pm
Finally something to be proud of.... Keep it up, SOC!!
jsav Oct 24, 2022 06:17pm
Ms Marwel was not hailed for it's storyline and direction, at least not by a majority of viewers. The only thing consistently praised was the creative style of traditions and animations. It's the lowest rated Marvel series yet.