Amy Hennig Strikes Back: Skydance Announces Star Wars Game

Skydance New Media announces a partnership with Lucasfilm Games for a new Star Wars action/adventure game. Skydance is helmed by Uncharted game director Amy Hennig. This makes for a bit of a homecoming, as Hennig was recruited years ago by EA to create a Star Wars game that never got off the ground. The announcement is light on details, but it describes how the news gives Hennig a new hope:
Skydance New Media, helmed by award-winning writer and director Amy Hennig, today announced a collaboration with Lucasfilm Games to develop and produce a richly cinematic action-adventure game featuring an original story in the legendary Star Wars™ galaxy.

“I’ve often described how seeing Star Wars in 1977 essentially rewired my 12-year-old brain, shaping my creative life and future indelibly,” said Hennig, President, Skydance New Media. “I’m elated to be working with Lucasfilm Games again to tell interactive stories in this galaxy that I love.”

“We couldn’t be more thrilled to be working again with Amy. She and the Skydance New Media team have the talent and ambition to create a unique Star Wars adventure,” said Douglas Reilly, Vice President, Lucasfilm Games. “Their vision for making inviting, cinematic interactive entertainment makes this collaboration very exciting. We’re working hard with their team of experienced and talented developers, and we’re looking forward to sharing more with Star Wars fans when the time is right.”