Edgar Wright To Direct “Grasshopper Jungle”

Edgar Wright is set to direct the film adaptation of Andrew Smith Dutton’s young adult novel “Grasshopper Jungle” for Sony Pictures.

The story follows an Iowa teen trying to come to grips with his own sexuality as he and his friends cause a deadly genetically engineered plague that unleashes an army of six-foot-tall praying mantises with an insatiable appetite for fighting, food, and fornicating.

Scott Rosenberg (“Beautiful Girls”) is adapting the script while Rosenberg, Matt Tolmach and Nira Park will produce. The project will take place after Wright helms “Baby Driver” for Working Title Films which has only been described as a collision of crime, action, music and sound.

Source: Deadline