The site says it recently got its hands on a "production bulletin", which says that the film will be called "Obi-Wan: A Star Wars Story", with the working title "Joshua Tree" (much like "Solo: A Star Wars Story" used the working title "Red Cup").
The film follows Obi-Wan just before the events of A New Hope.
British director Stephen Daldry, of The Crown fame, is said to be directing, and production notes obtained by TMZ go into detail about the plot. Tensions between the local farmers and a tribe of Sand People - headed by a ruthless war chief - eventually brings Obi outta hiding. and into Jedi kickass mode.
The Hollywood Reporteroriginally reported that the next anthology film would, in fact, be an Obi-Wan tale, joining a list of other potential projects Lucasfilm is considering, including ones focusing on Yoda and Boba Fett. With Solo coming out on Friday, May 25, there have been plenty rumors about the future of the franchise, and one of the early rumors may have some steam behind it: an Obi-Wan solo movie. He trained Anakin Skywalker, who ultimately betrays Kenobi and the Jedi Order after becoming Darth Vader and establishing the Galactic Empire with Darth Sidious, aka Emperor Palpatine. The working title will apparently be "Joshua Tree", while Stephen Daldry, who was originally attached to the project when it was first discussed past year, is still listed as director. Fans have been clamoring for McGregor to return to the role after his last appearance in Revenge of the Sith and the actor has expressed interest in returning to play Kenobi. For those who don't know, Kurosawa's Hidden Fortress was a huge inspiration for the original Star Wars film.
As someone who has been lukewarm over numerous film ideas that Lucasfilm have been kicking around, the idea of an Obi-Wan movie has been one that I've have been excited for and it would be worthy entry into the Star Wars franchise. We already know "Solo" is created to start a new franchise and that Alden Ehrenreich signed a three-picture deal with Lucasfilm.