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Drew Karpyshyn, the writer behind Darth Bane and Revan, believes that Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is not a good choice for a film adaptation.

Video game author Drew Karpyshyn, the author who created Darth Bane and Revan, believed in the plot of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic was not suitable for a film format.

During a Reddit AMA, Karpyshyn was asked who he thought would be the best casting choice for a hypothesis Knights of the Old Republic film adaptation. “I don’t want them to do one KOTOR Movie. Or a mass effect Movie,” the author replied. “Not if those movies just tell the same story as the games. Branched narrative games tell stories in a different way than a linear medium like film, and we have SO MUCH content that you would have to cut 80% of the story short to fit it into a film.”

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Although Karpyshyn had discounted a film adaptation, he continued to claim Knights of the Old Republic could have greater success as a television show. “Maybe it could work as a series, but even then I think it would be problematic,” he continued. Karpyshyn also stated that he had previously tried to tell a game narrative in his own novel Throne of Bhaal, which eventually led him to forswear further attempts at a similar project. “It never works well,” Karpyshyn said. “But if they knock on my door and drop a fat sack of $$$ on my entry step, I’ll probably change my mind.”


While an official adaptation may not be possible, fan work dealing with the events of Knights of the Old Republic Thanks to the dedicated following the game has steadily gained since its release in 2003. Such fan animation showed the story of Knights of the Old Republic‘s antagonist Darth Malak, showing his duel against his master Darth Revan and his grievous loss at the hands of the Sith Lord. Written and directed by war of stars Fan Scott Anderson, the five-minute video was rendered on Unreal Engine and animated through motion capture performances.

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Matty Schroeder, host of the Define duke Podcast, previously claimed the upcoming remake of Knights of the Old Republic would replace the original combat system with a more action-oriented combat style reminiscent of the Santa Monica Studios reboot of 2018 God of War. The game will also reportedly feature different gameplay modes for those who want to take a more strategic approach, with a mechanic allowing players to slow down time by opening a menu similar to the system being used Final Fantasy VII Remake.

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is available for many platforms including PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, Android, iOS, Mac OS and PC. The upcoming Knights of the Old Republic Remake has not received an official release date yet.


Source: Reddit

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