The writer of Rogue One wants to make a Star Fox movie

By Emily Gera
13 January 2020 20:01 GMT

Screenwriter Gary Whitta is impressed with God of War art director Raf Grassetti’s hyper-realistic Star Fox designs.

Grassetti has been sharing some of his Star Fox redesigns over Instagram this month, re-imagining characters from the classic Nintendo arcade game as highly detailed, realistic humanoid animals. And it has piqued the interest of the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story writer.

Retweeting one of Grassetti’s pictures, Whitta – a long-time gamer and former game journalist – declared over Twitter: “I want to write this animated movie”:

His tweet is written with the wryness of a man who knows how to get a good Twitter ratio going, of course.

But given the success of recent films like Detective Pikachu, and the tendency for the Hollywood film industry to milk the teet of nostalgia, a Whitta-led animated Star Fox movie sounds like something which could feasibly exist in our universe at some point.

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