DreamWorks Animation has found their man in acclaimed filmmaker Edgar Wright, who is set to direct and co-write the screenplay for an original animated feature centered on the concept of shadows. Wright will co-write the film with acclaimed comedian and author, David Walliams. The Untitled Shadows Movie, a new approach to a previously developed concept, marks the feature animation directorial debut for Wright.
For DreamWorks Animation's Co-Presidents of Feature Animation Bonnie Arnold and Mireille Soria, the hiring of Edgar Wright is the latest example of the studio's focus on working with a diverse group of the industry's most gifted filmmakers. Wright's distinctive comedic voice has spawned a legion of loyal fans, with beloved films including Shaun of the Dead, Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World and Hot Fuzz. The multi-talented filmmaker also co-wrote the Golden Globe winning, The Adventures of Tintin.Read More
After tackling zombies, corrupt cops and forlorn teenage rock gods, director Edgar Wright is finally taking on a genre very near and dear to his heart. Time Travel! Yes, following a week long celebration of the hit sci-fi comedy classic Back to The Future, it has been announced that the filmmaker behind such fan-favorite hits as Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World is setting out to create his own unique time tripping adventure.
Fortunately, the Milk has Johnny Depp in early negotiations to star. This will be the first time Johnny Depp and Edgar Wright have worked together. Based on the children's book of the same name, this story comes from acclaimed author Neil Gaiman.Read More
Just weeks after winning his first Emmy Award for the final season of Mad Men, Jon Hamm has signed on to star in writer-director Edgar Wright's new action-comedy Baby Driver. Variety reports that Jamie Foxx has also joined the cast, which includes Ansel Elgort and Lily James. No details were given for Jon Hamm and Jamie Foxx's characters at this time.
The story centers on a young getaway driver, dubbed "Baby" due to his boyish looks, who uses his own "personal soundtrack" as he strives to become the best in this illicit business. His life is turned upside down when he's coerced into working for a mafia boss, and, after a heist goes bad, he is forced to go on the run, putting his life on the line. The story is partially inspired by the music video for Mint Royale's Blue Song. Edgar Wright directed the video in 2003, one year before his breakout hit Shaun of the Dead hit theaters.Read More
Back in January, we reported that both Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish were only receiving "story" credit for Ant-Man, with Adam McKay and Paul Rudd receiving full screenplay credit. However, The Wrap reports that the writing credits were brought to Writer's Guild arbitration, with the guild deciding that there is still enough of Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish's material in Ant-Man to warrant a screenplay credit. Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish will still receive "story" credits, and they will also share the full screenplay credit with Adam McKay and Paul Rudd.
The finished product still reportedly features much of the work that Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish did on the project, with director Peyton Reed even using the storyboards that Edgar Wright had commissioned. Of course, even after watching the finished film, it will be difficult to determine, without reading the scripts created by both writing teams, which scenes were created by which writers, but perhaps Edgar Wright fans can rest easy knowing there is still plenty of his original material still present in Ant-Man. What do you think about these new details? Let us know what you think, and stay tuned for more on Ant-Man as we get closer to the July 17 release date.Read More
Ever since both writer-director Edgar Wright and writer-star Simon Pegg burst onto the scene 10 years ago with Shaun of the Dead, their careers have skyrocketed. They returned to complete their "Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy" with Hot Fuzz and last year's The World's End, but many have wondered if they have another project in the works.
Are you excited for a new Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright collaboration? Chime in with your thoughts below.Read More
Director Edgar Wright isn't wasting anytime after leaving Marvel's Ant-Man. Not only has he signed on for his next movie, an action crime comedy that he is writing himself called Baby Driver, he is also going to helm Grasshopper Jungle for Sony.
Based on the acclaimed YA novel by Andrew Smith Dutton, Girls's Scott Rosenberg will write the screenplay and produce alongside The Amazing Spider-Man's Matthew Tolmach, as well as Nira Park, who has been with all of Edgar Wright's past films.Read More
Two months after director Edgar Wright's surprising departure from Marvel's Phase Three adventure Ant-Man, the filmmaker is lining up his new project Baby Driver with Working Title Films.
We first reported on the project back in April 2008, when the filmmaker signed a two-picture deal with Working Title. While no specific plot details were given, the project was described as, "a wild spin on the action and crime genre which will be set in the U.S." When the Working Title deal was first announced, Baby Driver was slated to be the first project to go into production, followed by The World's End, which was released last year.Read More