director Jon Watts is inspired by “classic Amblin coming-of-age adventure films of the ’80s,” Vanity Fair reported Tuesday. It’s apparently set in the era following Return of the Jedi, much like .
Amblin is the production company behind ’80s classics like E.T., Gremlins, The Goonies and Back to the Future. It was co-founded by legendary director Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy (who’s now Lucasfilm’s president) and Frank Marshall (the producer behind the Indiana Jones movies)
It comes after Watts reportedlyfrom helming movie . He and writer Chris Ford are creators and executive-producers on the Star Wars show, according to Vanity Fair.
The series doesn’t have a name, but is apparently going by the code name “Grammar Rodeo” (previously reported by) — a reference to a 1996 where Bart and his buddies use a fake driver’s license to rent a car and go on a road trip. A casting notice seemingly called for four children aged around 11 to 12.
Neither Lucasfilm nor Disney Plus responded to requests for comment.
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