Game Of Thrones Creators Quit The Star Wars Trilogy
David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, the Game of Thrones creators, made known their decisions to step down from the upcoming star wars trilogy film which they were to direct and was set to launch in 2022.
The two directors, however, have amicably severed ties with Star Wars, admitting they have too much on their plate to give the sci-fi franchise the attention it deserves.
In a statement posted by HuffPost, the duo said:
“We love Star Wars. When George Lucas built it, he built us too. Getting to talk about Star Wars with him and the current Star Wars team was the thrill of a lifetime, and we will always be indebted to the saga that changed everything. But there are only so many hours in the day, and we felt we could not do justice to both Star Wars and our Netflix projects. So we are regretfully stepping away."
Recently, David and D.B. signed a new deal to develop new projects for Netflix, set to be worth around £155 million.
The president of the production company, Kathleen Kennedy, however, said the door is still open for the pair whenever they plan to. In his words:
"We hope to include them in the journey forward when they are able to step away from their busy schedule to focus on Star Wars.”