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.
Grasshopper Jungle is a coming-of-age story about an Iowa teen trying to wrangle in his hormones and sexual desires, when he and his friends cause a deadly genetically engineered plague that unleashes an invasion of 6-foot-tall praying mantises. The bugs live a life the boys could only dream of, acting out on their insatiable appetites for food, fighting and fornicating.
Matthew Tolmach was a big fan of Edgar Wright, befriending him on Facebook. The producer sent the director the book, which lead to a deal. Edgar Wright is also gearing up to take on a big screen version of The Night Stalker, based on the short lived ABC series. His next project will be Baby Driver, followed by Grasshopper Jungle.