Edgar Wright is set to direct a film based on the concept of shadows for DreamWorks Animation.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the director “Shaun of the Dead” and “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” will team with actor/comedian David Walliams to write the script.
Although DreamWorks had previously begun development of another shadows-based project called “Me & My Shadow,” Wright’s feature is believed to be different.
“Edgar will spearhead a new approach to this fascinating concept and we’re ecstatic to have him onboard as director along with David as co-writer,” DreamWorks Animation’s Bonnie Arnold and Mireille Soria said in a joint statement. “We’ve always been intrigued by a film concept involving shadows, and now with Edgar’s signature comedic style and abilities as a natural storyteller, audiences will be treated to a truly captivating and energetic tale.”
Wright, the original director of Marvel’s “Ant-Man,” already has a few other project on his plate, including his own “Baby Driver” and an adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s novel “Fortunately, The Milk.”
“My first endeavors in film-making as a teenager were in animation, so it was hugely intriguing to get a call from DreamWorks Animation about potentially directing,” Wright said in a statement. “When the Shadows concept was suggested to me, I could see the poster, the title sequence and pretty much the whole movie. It’s a blast writing this and to have one of my oldest friends in comedy, David Walliams, along for the adventure is a thrill.”
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