Entertainment Weekly has just revealed that the title of the upcoming Timothy Zahn book, a Han Solo heist novel in the style of Oceans 11, will be titled Star Wars: Scoundrels.
Scheduled for release on December 26, 2012, the book stars Han, Chewbacca, and Lando Calrissian. There’s also an updated blurb:
The Death Star has been destroyed. The Rebellion has had its first big victory. And Han Solo, newly conscripted to the Rebel cause, is on the run from the Empire and the bounty hunters eager to turn him in for the huge reward being offered by Jabba the Hutt. Now a mysterious stranger offers Han the resources to execute a daring robbery from a major crime lord. The mission is impossible, but the prize will make Han a free man. With no choice but to accept, Han Solo and his Wookiee partner, Chewbacca, set out to assemble a cast of rogues, knaves, and cons with the right combination of wits, skills, and derring-do to pull off an operation of this complexity and scale — the best scoundrels the galaxy has to offer. And then the game is on: a rip-roaring, intergalactic, Ocean’s Eleven-style heist adventure starring Han Solo, Chewie, and Lando Calrissian, written by #1 New York Times bestselling Star Wars author Timothy Zahn!
There’s still eight more scoundrels that are unaccounted for, but check out our latest EU Action/Reaction column for an idea of who might join Han’s heist.
You can view the cover art below: