One of the geek hits to come out of South by Southwest is Joe Cornish‘s Attack the Block, which was executive produced by Edgar Wright. Cornish and Wright have worked together for years, and also wrote the upcoming Steven Spielberg film The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn. With the two of them doing press on their latest effort, their long-in-development film of Marvel comic’s Ant-Man was bound to come up, and they teased some information to The Playlist. The money quote from Cornish: “We’re currently working on it, not right now. But the day after tomorrow we’ll go to Los Angeles and…”
Post-Scott Pilgrim, Wright has been relatively quiet about what’s coming next, though he and Cornish have been working on Ant-Man in one form or another before Wright made Hot Fuzz ,when it was considered a possible release by Artisan Films. The rights have subsequently gone back to Marvel Studios, where the film would be set up. The two also noted that their ideas for Ant-Man meant that the character has been kept out of The Avengers for now. Wright added “it’s something me and Joe have genuinely been working on for nearly a decade and at some point we’ll finish the script.”
Though Scott Pilgrim may not have performed to expectations, Wright is still a wanted man, and what he does next is going to draw fan interest even if it’s a remake of Out of Africa. With Marvel invested with Thor in May and Captain America – The First Avenger in July, with Avengers the next year and Iron Man 3 in the works, Ant Man is likely not their highest priority, and I wouldn’t be surprised if we hear about a Hawkeye film greenlit first. But Wright and Cornish are still working on it, so the project is far from dead.
What do you think Edgar Wright’s next project should be?