Edgar Wright Pens Steampunk “Oliver Twist 2”

Edgar Wright has reportedly performed a re-write on “Dodge and Twist,” an action-centric, steampunk-style sequel to the Charles Dickens classic “Oliver Twist” says FilmDivider.

Sounding like it takes the Dickens story and gives it a Guy Ritchie’s “Sherlock Holmes”-style twist, the action picks up two decades after the novel’s events. Oliver is now a cop, and the Artful Dodger is still a thief.

The two face off as Oliver tries to stop the Dodger from stealing the Crown Jewels. Characters from the original tale, other Dickens novels and history will feature in the film including a young Queen Victoria.

Wright takes over from Cole Haddon and Simon Beaufoy who penned previous drafts. Despite the title, the film is NOT based on Tony Lee’s novel of the same name. Ahmet Zappa and Matt Tolmach will reportedly produce.