One of the hottest duos in Hollywood is jumping into the 'Star Wars' universe

Christopher Miller and Phil Lord — who are behind hits “The Lego Movie,” the “21 Jump Street” films, and “The Last Man on Earth” — will direct a movie focused on a young Han Solo, according toThe Hollywood Reporter. has confirmed the news and notes that the screenplay was written by Lawrence Kasdan (wrote scripts for “Empire Strikes Back,” “Return of the Jedi,” and latest “Star Wars” film, “The Force Awarkens”). The film is slated for a May 25, 2018 release.

Phil lord chris miller lego movieEric Charbonneau/Invision for Warner Bros./AP ImagesPhil Lord (L) and Christopher Miller.

With Miller and Lord on board, the “Star Wars” franchise has a highly coveted duo working for it. The pair have written, directed, and produced films that have collectively grossed over$US1 billion worldwide.

This is a nice rebound for the “Star Wars” spinoffs Disney is attempting to getting off the ground.

Last month, director Josh Trank dropped out of the spin-off he was directing, which was rumoured to be Boba Fett origin story. A search for a director is still ongoing.

Harrison Ford returns as Solo in “The Force Awakens” when it hits theatres December 18.

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