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IGN UK Podcast : IGN UK Podcast #266: Gary Whitta Talks Star Wars & Starlight

IGN UK Podcast : IGN UK Podcast #266: Gary Whitta Talks Star Wars & Starlight

We really are spoiling you with our pod-guests these days. Hot-on-the-heels of Ex Machina’s Alex Garland and Evolve’s Phil Robb, we’ve now got games journalist-turned-screenwriter Gary Whitta joining Chris and Gav for an epic cast.
Whitta started out in the games industry in the late 1980s before making the transition to film via The Book of Eli and Another Earth. For the last year he’s been busy working in a galaxy far, far away, writing the first standalone movie in the new Star Wars cycle, which will be directed by Gareth ‘Godzilla’ Edwards and hitting screens December 2016.
Gary doesn’t reveal much about the movie – bound as he is by the mother of all non-disclosure agreements – but he does talk about his love of The Empire Strikes Back, how the original trilogy inspired his generation of writers and filmmakers, and what working on this new movie has been like as a creative experience.  Oh, and

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