Working Title signs Edgar Wright for two-picture deal

 

Working Title Films has announced that they’ve signed Edgar Wright (Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead) to write and direct two films: first, Baby Driver, "a wild spin on the action and crime genre which will be set in the US," and then The World’s End with Simon Pegg. World’s End will be the third film in Pegg and Wright’s "Three Flavors Corneta trilogy" (after Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz).

All I really know about World’s End so far is what Wright told About.com that "the three films feature blood and ice cream, so that’s the only kind of linking variables," but he was obviously being a bit facetious. It will, of course, it will pay tribute to another popular film genre, after Shaun‘s zombies and Hot Fuzz‘s cops.

Shortly after this news broke, Collider debunked some speculation-gone-wild started by an anonymous AICN reader who "remembered" that Pegg mentioned "in an interview sometime about 6 months back that he and Edgar were working on a conspiracy themed script about lizards running the world." Yeah, no. And while Collider didn’t provide an explanation, it was because that was Edgar Wright, not Pegg, and he was talking about Them, a project Wright is developing with Mike White, not Pegg.

It’s unclear whether or not the first film of the two-picture deal will get rolling before or after the Scott Pilgrim vs. The World movie, which is supposedly (according to the still-error-ridden Hollywood Reporter article) targeting a fall start, or where Wright’s other projects, the Marvel super-hero flick Ant-Man and Them fit into the timeframe.

Related posts: Exclusive: Scott Pilgrim’s Life isn’t Precious — or Little, either (updated again – 3/31), Michael Cera in talks to play Scott Pilgrim

Posted on April 3, 2008 at 15:35 by Gordon@MovieMakeout · Permalink
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  • Caolan

    I still don’t get why they’re making an Ant Man movie. He’s got to be the most boring superhero of all. The entire movie is going to be a less funny version of Honey I Shrunk the Kids.

  • John

    Actually, the “Irredemable Ant-Man” was a fantastic comic about a guy who discovered the former Ant-Man’s shrinking equipment and used it for his own ends. Not in a villainous way, but just the kind of stuff that would be cool to do. For example, he spent the Marvel heroes civil war hiding out in a cheerleading squad’s locker room. It was hilarious, shame it got cancelled because of low sales.

  • Caolan

    I’m familiar with the Irredeemable Ant-Man, and it’s really good, but I figured they’d jump for the traditional Henry Pym version. (Pym is Ant-Man, right? I can’t remember.)