Dork alert! Here is a mash-up of two geek sacred cows, Edgar Wright and J.J. Abrams. The talented twosome are joining hands and singing out the tale of Collider.
It’s hard to believe, but it’s been two years since Edgar Wright rocked Comic-Con with “Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World,” and while we’ve patiently awaited his next effort, it’s not long he’s been sitting around twiddling his thumbs. Not only did Wright embark on a lengthy, worldwide press tour for ‘Scott Pilgrim,’ he worked on a script for “Ant-Man” with Joe Cornish and shot a test reel for it earlier this year; he co-wrote the script for “The World’s End” which shoots this fall; and he signed on to direct “The Night Stalker” for Disney with Johnny Depp attached to star. And now, another project is now on his plate.
Wright will co-write and direct “Collider,” a secretive sci-fi project over at Paramount that is a co-production between Big Talk and J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot (which explains why there are no plot details at the moment). What we can tell you is that Mark Protosevich (“I Am Legend,” Spike Lee’s “Oldboy”) is co-writing the script and….that’s about it, at the moment. But Wright doing sci-fi? Sounds like a good match to us.