All is not good on the home front when it comes to Star Wars: Episode IX.  It seems that the script that director Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly have been working on, will be getting a nice once-over by Jack Thorne.  This could be seen as trouble, or could just be that Lucasfilm wants another writer to shape up the current script.

One has to wonder how Carrie Fisher’s death is going to be handled in the ninth installment of the saga, and if providing an answer to that, had any bearings on the new hire.

Jack Thorne, the British scribe who wrote the upcoming Julia Roberts-Jacob Tremblay movie Wonder, has been tapped to work on the Star Wars installment that is to be directed by Colin Trevorrow.

Trevorrow and his writing partner, Derek Connolly, have been working on the script, but sources say a fresh set of eyes was needed. It is unclear how extensive the rewrites will be.

Thorne is the creator or co-creator of several British television shows, dramas and thrillers, including The Fades, The Cast-Offs, The Last Panthers and National Treasure. 

One thing is for sure, if the video below (of Jack Thorne talking about his research for War Book) is any indication of things, then he definitely dives deep into his work.

About Star Wars: Episode IX:

Star Wars: Episode IX will be directed by Colin Trevorrow, and will star Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Issac, and Adam Driver.  The film is slated to hit theaters May 24, 2019.