'Rogue One' Screenwriter Teases 'Last Starfighter' Project

"Okay, probably shouldn’t show you this so early but here’s a little something I’ve been tinkering on with my co-writer Jonathan Betuel," Gary Whitta wrote.
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1984's 'The Last Starfighter'

Are fans going back to the Frontier?

On Wednesday, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story screenwriter Gary Whitta shared concept art for a Last Starfighter project. 

"Okay, probably shouldn’t show you this so early but here’s a little something I’ve been tinkering on with my co-writer Jonathan Betuel," Whitta wrote. "You might recognize the ships. Thanks to the amazing Matt Allsopp (lead concept artist on ROGUE ONE) for creating these images for us."

Along with the post were four concept art pictures that were unmistakable to any fan of the 1984 space-opera film directed by Nick Castle.

As fans were losing their minds from the tweet, a few asked if the teased project was a reboot or a sequel.

Whitta's only response: "Forgot to cc @Sethrogen since I know he’s a fan :)"

He closed with, "Okay, back to work… might have a bit more for you later :)" and included a shot from the 1984 film.

In the original Universal pic, which starred Lance Guest, Dan O'Herlihy, Catherine Mary Stewart and Robert Preston, Guest played Alex Rogan, aka Beta Alex, who discovers an arcade game he has mastered has helped him prepare to defend "the Frontier" from Xur (Norman Snow) and the Ko-Dan Armada.

A request for more information from Whitta about his Last Starfighter project was not immediately returned.