Edgar Wright is a busy, busy man of late. In addition to recently announcing that he would direct the final entry in his Blood and Ice Cream Trilogy (The World’s End) as well as Marvel’s Ant-Man project, it was leaked today that Wright will also helm the J.J. Abrams’ mysterious (is there any other kind of Abrams project?) new sci-fi film, Collider.
As with all things Abrams, details are scarce concerning the project, other than the fact that Wright originated the idea of the “sci-fi epic,” and that he will direct and co-write the film Mark Protosevich (I Am Legend, Thor). Abrams will produce via his Bad Robot production company.
No word yet as to whether or not when production on the mysterious Collider will begin, and if it will be Wright’s next project after The World’s End (Marvel has been hoping that Wright would jump directly from The World’s End onto Ant-Man for a 2014 release—Collider may derail that). Or perhaps Collider will hold until Wright wraps Ant-Man, essentially delaying the Abrams-produced flick until 2015.
This isn’t, of course, the first mysterious Abrams sci-fi project, as the internet has essentially had an aneurism over the past several months trying to somehow discover the plot and villain of the director’s upcoming Star Trek 2.
What do you think of the Collider news?