“[T]he duo who in 2011 launched the singular screen sensation known as ‘Game of Thrones,’ have walked away from their much-publicized deal with Disney’s Lucasfilm to launch a feature film trilogy in 2022,” reports Geoff Boucher in a scoop for Deadline.
The duo are David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.
Boucher writes, “Benioff and Weiss were supposed to usher in the post-Skywalker era of the ‘Star Wars’ brand with a 2022 new-start story that would stake out a new frontier for the era-defining cinema brand created by George Lucas. The Emmy-winning pair cited their historic deal with Netflix [for bowing out of the ‘Star Wars’ deal]. They said their enthusiasm for ‘Star Wars’ remains boundless but, regrettably, their schedule is full up.”
The story adds, “In August, Deadline broke the news that [Benioff and Weiss] had signed a [deal worth up to $300 million] with Netflix….”