Edgar Wright's Quarantine Watch List

Most of us have been stuck inside for the entire year, which means we’ve had extra time to watch stuff. We here at /Film have been running a feature called The Quarantine Stream, wherein the staff takes turns writing about the films and TV shows we’ve been enjoying as we attempt to survive 2020. And now that copycat Edgar Wright has stolen our idea! Okay, that’s not true at all. But Wright did unveil a list of titles he’s watched since lockdown started in March, and it’s pretty great.

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scott pilgrim vs. the world trivia

It’s been a decade since we discovered bread made us fat, but Scott Pilgrim vs. the World‘s cult classic status has not dimmed since its release in 2010. Rather, the love for this marvel of star power combined with director Edgar Wright‘s video game stylings has only gotten stronger, and that’s not just because it’s given us a few Marvel stars like Chris Evans and Brie Larson.

On the 10th anniversary of the release of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, a flood of love for the film from fans and the cast has arrived, along with a flood of new trivia and behind-the-scenes stories. Did you know Robert Pattinson was almost an Evil Ex? That Michael Cera and Chris Evans worked out together? And what’s up with that “no blinking” rule?

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stage 13 movie

Writer/director Edgar Wright is lined up to direct his first ghost story.

Wright, the beloved filmmaker behind movies like Shaun of the Dead and Baby Driver, has signed on to develop, executive produce, and direct a film called Stage 13, an adaptation of one of novelist/screenwriter Simon Rich‘s recent short stories. But despite the presence of a ghost, this movie won’t be a traditional horror film.
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Scott Pilgrim Cast Reunion

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is celebrating its tenth anniversary, and to make the celebration even more exciting for fans, the cast of the cult-favorite got together (remotely) for a table read of the screenplay and it’s online right now. Director Edgar Wright and Scott Pilgrim creator Bryan Lee O’Malley also got involved, so if you’re a fan of this film – and if you read this site, you probably are – you’re going to want to check this out.   Read More »

last night in soho tone

Despite flirting with the genre at the beginning of his career with 2004’s Shaun of the DeadEdgar Wright has never made a full-fledged horror film. But that’s all going to change when his highly anticipated psychological thriller Last Night in Soho hits theaters next year.

Wright has been hailed for his singular grasp on visual comedy and sleek action filmmaking, but psychological horror is something that he hasn’t really dipped his toes in. Which is why Last Night in Soho will “feel very different” from his past films, Wright teased in a new interview. While the filmmaker remained tight-lipped on details for the film, which features a star-studded cast led by Anya Taylor-Joy and takes place in both 1960s and contemporary London, Wright did have plenty new things to tease about the distinctive Last Night in Soho tone.

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scott pilgrim animated series

While a live-action sequel to Edgar Wright‘s Scott Pilgrim vs. the World seems very unlikely at this point, there still might be more Pilgrim on the way. According to Wright, there are “some plans” to continue the story in animation form. Wright adds that there’s nothing official yet, but confirms there have been discussions with comic creator Bryan Lee O’Malley about the idea.

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The Chain movie

Edgar Wright is about to tackle some dark material.

The filmmaker, who has built his career making frequently comedic genre exercises, is going to direct a film adaptation of The Chain, author Adrian McKinty’s bestselling novel about a mother whose daughter is kidnapped. Jane Goldman, whose credits include films like Kick-Ass, X-Men: First Class, Kingsman: The Secret Service, and more, will write the screenplay, making this the first time Wright will direct a film that he isn’t writing.

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Last Night In Soho release date

Last Night in Soho has a new release date. Edgar Wright‘s upcoming psychological thriller starring Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch) was one of our most highly anticipated movies of 2020, with an initial release date set for this fall. But after last week’s reports saying that Last Night in Soho would be moving to next year, Wright and Focus Features have confirmed that the new release date has been set for April 2021.

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scott pilgrim vs. the world trivia

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World taught us a lot of things — Edgar Wright‘s elastic versatility as a director, that bread makes you fat, how not to wash your hands — but 10 years later we’re learning still more about the energized action comedy. Wright held an online watch party of his beloved 2010 comic book movie on Twitter last night, revealing all sorts of trivia and fun facts. Did you know Bill Hader was the narrator? That Quentin Tarantino‘s advice helped create the title sequence? Wright divulged all manner of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World trivia and more, also revealing that he has been planning a theatrical re-release for the cult film — whenever the current situation allows.

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Edgar Wright production company

Edgar Wright‘s highly anticipated Last Night in Soho may be delayed due to coronavirus (COVID-19), but the filmmaker is keeping busy during the pandemic. Wright has teamed up with two of his longtime collaborators Nira Park (The Cornetto Trilogy) and Rachael Prior (Baby Driver) alongside filmmaker and protégé Joe Cornish to launch a new production team, Complete Fiction. And they’ve already got a major Netflix deal, with three new series in the works, including a adaptation of supernatural detective series Lockwood & Co from Cornish in the follow-up to his solid kid adventure The Kid Who Would Be King.

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