Edgar Wright (“The World’s End,” “Shaun of the Dead”) has signed on to direct a presently untitled animated film for DreamWorks Animation.
Centered on the concept of shadows, “Little Britain” comedian David Walliams will co-write the script with Wright and will effectively replace the scrapped Bill Hader and Josh Gad-led “Me and My Shadow” project which was pulled from DreamWorks’ slate in 2017.
DreamWorks Animation’s Co-Presidents of Feature Animation Bonnie Arnold and Mireille Soria say in a statement: “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. 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’s immediate next project is “Baby Driver” starring Ansel Elgort and Lily James, and he’s also attached to the Neil Gaiman adaptation “Fortunately, the Milk”.
Source: Heat Vision