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Edgar Wright Has His Next Film Project Lined Up with 'Baby Driver'

It's been just over two months since Edgar Wright made the unfortunate announcement that he was no longer directing Marvel's Ant-Man, but thankfully the Scott Pilgrim/The World's End director has already bounced back with a new project. According to Variety, Wright is currently in talks to direct Baby Driver for Working Title Films. While no plot details have been released, Baby Driver will reportedly be in the vein of his Cornetto Trilogy with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. Wright will also write the script along with Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, who both worked as producers on Wright's Cornetto Trilogy films.

Edgar Wright Reportedly Left 'Ant-Man' Over Marvel's Script Rewrites

THR has some more details about why director Edgar Wright decided to leave Marvel's Ant-Man project, and they're not all that surprising considering the history Marvel has with more offbeat actors and directors. While Wright and the studio released a joint statement last week, sources close to the project have reported that the main reason Wright decided to part ways with the film was after the studio ordered rewrites of the script without his input. From THR:

Originally set to begin shooting June 2, the production had been put on hiatus while Feige ordered revisions of the script that was co-written by Wright and Joe Cornish. [...]

Edgar Wright Is No Longer Directing Marvel's 'Ant-Man'

Director Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, The World's End) is leaving Marvel's Ant-Man. Here's the statement from Marvel and Wright announcing his departure (via The Wrap):

Marvel and Edgar Wright jointly announced today that the studio and director have parted ways on Ant-Man due to differences in their vision of the film. The decision to move on is amicable and does not impact the release date on July 17, 2015. A new director will be announced shortly.

Edgar Wright signed on to direct the film, which as of now will star Paul Rudd as Scott Lang/Ant-Man and Michael Douglas as Dr. Hank Pym, for Marvel [...]

Critics Really Like Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright's 'The World's End'

It's been a pretty good summer for apocalyptic comedies, and The World's Endthe third film in the Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy, is getting rave reviews from critics, earning a 92% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and a 82 out of 100 on Metacritic. The film, a thematic sequel to Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, is once again directed by Edgar Wright and stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost as pals whose friendship is tested during a surreal adventure, this time as they return to their hometown to complete the pub crawl they failed to finish in 1990. The spoiler-phobic should probably avoid reading too many reviews; despite a [...]

Select Theaters Are Playing a Simon Pegg/Edgar Wright Marathon August 22nd

The World's End, the final movie in Simon Pegg, Edgar Wright, and Nick Frost's "Three Flavors Cornetto Trilogy" hits theaters in the US on August 23rd. To commemorate the special occasion, several theaters across the country are playing The World's End in a marathon along with the trio's other two films, Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, on August 22nd. Here's a list of Regal Cinemas theaters playing the movies back-to-back-to-back that Thursday evening. Pegg tweeted that select Alamo, Arclight, and AMC theaters will also be participating in these marathon screenings.

Simon Pegg on Edgar Wright Leaving Marvel's 'Ant-Man': "It's Their Loss"

"I think it's a terrible shame. I think I get why perhaps it's happened — I think maybe they want a particular thing in line with a particular other thing, but if you hire a director who has a particular vision, you've got to expect him or her to make a 'such and such' film, an Edgar Wright film, and that's what that script was … I can't say too much about it, because obviously it's not my thing, but it's their loss."

- Simon Pegg tells Sky Movies his thoughts on the news of Edgar Wright's decision to leave Marvel's Ant-Man.

Here's a Crash Course in Visual Comedy, Focused on the Work of Edgar Wright

Here's a video essay made by movie fan Tony Zhou, in which he dissects the techniques that make up director Edgar Wright's unique visual style and demonstrates a bunch of ways to tell a story visually with a comedy movie. It's something that a lot of today's top comedy directors neglect in favor of jokes and performances, and the video essay calls them out too by comparing visually inactive clips from their movies with attention-grabby clips from Wright's. (via)

Paul Rudd to Star in Marvel's 'Ant-Man' for Director Edgar Wright

Paul Rudd is Marvel's next big-screen superhero. According to Variety, Rudd is now in early negotiations to star in the upcoming Ant-Man movie directed by Edgar Wright and co-written by Joe Cornish. According to Wright, Ant-Man will be a little different than the average superhero origin tale, and the casting of Rudd definitely hints to a more comedic approach to a Marvel film. He told Box Office Magazine back in 2010:

What we wrote for the first draft, and what Marvel really liked, is that it's funny, but it's a genre film. It's about the level of comedy that Iron Man has. The idea is to make [...]

Here's Some Art from Gallery 1988's Edgar Wright Art Show

Gallery 1988, the LA-based pop culture art gallery opened a new exhibit Tuesday called "The Official Edgar Wright Art Show," featuring hundreds of pieces paying tribute to the filmmaker. As with Gallery 1988's previous art shows for Saturday Night Live and Judd Apatow, it's an eclectic mix of pieces that celebrate Wright's work in a fun way. The entire collection of Edgar Wright works is available to view or buy online. We selected some of the highlights from the exhibit, including stuff inspired by Wright's movies Shaun of the Dead, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Hot Fuzz, The World's End, Spaced, and even Wright's next movie, [...]

Simon Pegg, Edgar Wright, and Nick Frost Plan to Work Together Again

Just because Simon Pegg, Edgar Wright, and Nick Frost's "Three Flavors Cornetto trilogy" wraps up this summer with their latest movie, The World's End, don't expect them to stop working together anytime soon. The trio talked about future projects at a World's End panel at Comic-Con today. "We can make (future films) about anything we want," Pegg said before jokingly hinting at their next movie being a period drama. While they didn't share any non-joke plans for a future movie, they trio did mention that they have no interest in making a revival Spaced, the 1999-2001 TV series on which the three of them first collaborated.

Marvel Looks to Adam McKay and Other Comedy Directors to Replace Edgar Wright on 'Ant-Man'

In the wake of director Edgar Wright's departure from Marvel's Ant-Man movie, THR reports that the studio is now considering a new set of directors that includes a few known for helming comedy hits. Sources report that Rawson Thurber (Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, We're the Millers), Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland), and Paul Rudd's Anchorman director Adam McKay are all on the shortlist to replace Wright, though "no decision has been made yet." Rumored to also be up for consideration is Warm Bodies writer/director Jonathan Levine, but one of THR's sources denied he had been approached for the project. In any case, the news that Marvel is in [...]

Edgar Wright Compares Self to Buster Keaton in Deleted 'Ant-Man' Tweet

On Friday, Marvel and director Edgar Wright announced that they were parting ways on the upcoming superhero movie Ant-Man. No official reason, beyond creative differences, has yet been announced, but Wright broke his silence on the matter Saturday night by tweeting the edited photo to the left. According to ScreenRant, Wright quickly deleted the photo, which features silent film star/writer/director Buster Keaton holding a Cornetto ice cream cone (Wright's trilogy of movies are known as the Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy).

With the photo, which Wright titled "Selfie," the director is referencing troubles Buster Keaton had with studio MGM when he signed a contract with them in 1928. Keaton said, [...]

Here's the Gag Reel for 'The World's End'

Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, and Edgar Wright's latest movie, The World's End, came out on home video this week, and

Edgar Wright Programs a Marathon of His Favorite Movies

Gearing up for the US release of his new film, The World's End, filmmaker Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz) picked a bunch of his favorite movies that inspired The World's End and programmed them for a week of double features at LA's New Beverly Cinema. Whether you live in LA or not, you can still enjoy Wright's movie selections in the lead-up to the film's release. Wright has been programming movies at the New Beverly for years now, but this list is particularly impressive, featuring everything from teen movies like Dazed and Confused and American Graffiti to apocalyptic films like The Road Warrior and Last [...]