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Edgar Wright Goes Stumpunk With 'Dodge and Twist' Script

After tackling zombies, cops, the apocalypse and, if only briefly, superheroes, Edgar Wright is now trying his hand at steampunk.

According to Film Divider, the filmmaker has turned in a draft for Sony's Dodge and Twist, a sequel to Oliver Twist that catches up with Oliver, the Artful Dodger and other Charles Dickens characters 20 years later, in a steampunk Victorian setting.

 

As pointed out when the project was announced in 2013, this isn't based on the graphic novel of the same name written by Tony Lee. Instead it comes from Ahmet Zappa (The Odd Life of Timothy Green), who pitched the idea to Sony, with Cole Haddon (NBC's Dracula) writing the first script. Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire) also wrote a draft, but neither of those will be used.

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Wright won't be directing Dodge and Twist; he has Baby Driver and Grasshopper Junction on his plate.

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