Edgar Wright Talks ‘Ant-Man’

The high-concept genre film also has a touch of comedy.
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http://movieweb.com/movie/ant-man/Writer/director Edgar Wright updates us on Marvel's Ant-ManScott Pilgrim Vs. the World director Edgar Wright talked with Box Office Magazine about his upcoming Ant-Man project:

I haven't actually started the second draft yet--I'm not going to be able to until this film [Scott Pilgrim] is out--but what we wrote for the first draft, and what Marvel really liked, is that it's funny, but it's a genre film. It's about the level of comedy that Iron Man has. The idea is to make a high-concept genre film where it's within another genre. His suit and its power is the big gadget and it takes place in the real world. I just wanted to do something that was slightly different than the superhero origin film. I felt that between that and the various mad scientist, crazy doctor films that we've all seen, this would be a way into an origin that was slightly different. I'm not really a multi-tasker--I haven't done anything since Marvel liked our first draft.

Biochemist Dr. Hank Pym uses his latest discovery, a group of subatomic particles, to create a size-altering formula. Though his first self-test goes awry, he develops an instrument that helps him communicate with and control insects.

Ant-Man was released July 17th, 2015.

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