Posted on Monday, January 26th, 2015 by Angie Han
Even as Edgar Wright preps his next two directorial efforts, he’s found time to work on another screenplay. Wright has submitted a rewrite of Dodge and Twist, an action-oriented steampunk sequel to Charles Dickens‘ Oliver Twist. Think Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes, only with Oliver and the Artful Dodger.
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Earlier this week, news broke that Ansel Elgort was in talks to star in Edgar Wright‘s upcoming film, Baby Driver. At the time, we didn’t know what the movie would be about. However, it seems the original casting story was quietly updated with a pretty exciting description of what the movie will entail. Read the Baby Driver plot details below. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, January 13th, 2015 by Angie Han
Edgar Wright is set to make Baby Driver for his next project, but his next film beyond that is an adaptation of Andrew Smith‘s YA novel Grasshopper Jungle. It’s a doozy of a tale: at the center is a teenager who accidentally unleashes a plague of hungry, horny, six-foot-tall preying mantises on the world.
The material sounds right up Wright’s alley, with its mix of sci-fi, humor, and heart. But how did Wright even find his way to such a strange story to begin with? Apparently, it all comes down to Facebook. More about the Edgar Wright Grasshopper Jungle Facebook connection after the jump. Read More »
If you watched the Ant-Man trailer all the way to the end, you probably noticed they urged people to pick up the upcoming issue of Entertainment Weekly for more information on the film. The cover is already out there; now, so is the magazine, which includes some new images and information. The images aren’t major (though there is a cool Yellowjacket concept image that’s sure to pop online soon) but the info about the movie is. Kevin Feige talks about the Edgar Wright split, Rudd discusses how much of Wright’s work is still in the film, and one revelation includes how the shrinking scenes are done. See the new Ant-Man photos and read the info below.
Update: The Yellowjacket image is online now, along with another piece of concept art featuring tiny Ant-Man. We’ve added those below.
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We’re still waiting to hear what film director Edgar Wright is doing next, but we know the next step for his first feature. Wright’s Shaun of the Dead has been turned into a live stage production by Almost Legal Productions. It premiered in late October of this year but is coming back in the next few months. Both Wright and Simon Pegg, who starred in and co-wrote the film, gave the officially licensed show their seal of approval. The show will be performed all over the UK during 2015 and tickets are on sale now.
Below, see a trailer for Shaun of the Dead Live, including some of the musical numbers and examples of audience participation, and read more about the show. Read More »
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When the director of the first two Star Trek films went to another Star-oriented franchise, the world waited to hear who would direct the third new Star Trek film. Dozens of names were floated for Star Trek 3 and then Roberto Orci, a co-producer and writer on the first two films in the series, stepped into the seat. This was a controversial decision. Orci had never directed a film; fans were worried. Fast-forward a few months and Orci is out. He’s still involved as a producer, but he won’t be directing. The search is on once again on for another director.
As Paramount and Bad Robot frantically try and find someone to hit a planned Summer 2016 release date, we figured we’d help. We came up with 15 names who should, could, and actually might direct Star Trek 3. That means anyone who has an obvious film in the pike is out. Anyone who had passed is out and huge Hail Marys like Spielberg, Nolan or Scorsese are out. What’s left is a half wish-list, half possible list of 15 names. Read our Star Trek 3 director ideas below. Read More »
News first broke last week that Roberto Orci is no longer directing Star Trek 3. Orci is now talking about his departure from the project. Find out what he says, after the jump.
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If you thought the idea of Christopher Nolan directing Ready Player One was crazy, you may want to sit down for a second.
Earlier this week, we reported that Warner Bros. was reportedly courting the Intersteller director to helm the sci-fi adventure film, written by Zak Penn based on a book by Ernie Cline. It seemed like a pipe dream – Nolan generally develops his own screenplays – but it hinted at the confidence Warner Bros. had in the new script.
Well, it turns out that confidence is very real. Ain’t it Cool News reports not only is Warner Bros. talking to Nolan about it, they’re also looking at Robert Zemeckis, Peter Jackson, Edgar Wright and Matthew Vaughn. Read more about the Ready Player One director short list below. Read More »
Certain filmmakers are just always going to do their own thing. Someone like Christopher Nolan, Paul Thomas Anderson or Quentin Tarantino have no interest in making someone else’s vision. They make films to convey their own vision and if someone asks them to do anything else, that’s the end of the conversation.
It seems more and more likely Edgar Wright and Marvel Studios had that kind of dispute. For several years, Wright had been working on his vision of Ant-Man but once Marvel started to actually consider it, they realized it wasn’t what they wanted. That’s probably what created the “differences in their vision of the film” cited in the original departure statement.
Now, that’s a statement bolstered by Ant-Man co-star Evangeline Lilly. The actress, who was cast by Wright, is in the film as Hank Pym’s daughter Hope Van Dyne. She said that while Wright’s vision for the film was incredibly exciting, she believes it wouldn’t have fit in with the other movies Marvel has created. “It would have stuck out like a sore thumb, no matter how good it was,” she says. Read Evangeline Lilly’s Edgar Wright Ant Man quotes below. Read More »