Folks, Edgar Wright does a lot of things. Direct the British sitcom Spaced, for example. Burst, blood-covered, into feature filmmaking with Shaun of the Dead, for another. Crossover between multiple genres while combining distinctive soundtracks, eye-blurring editing, and a whip-crack comedic timing to form a distinctive style, for a third. But what Edgar Wright does not do, in my humblest opinion, is miss. We here at Collider dot com rank the filmographies of our favorite filmmakers—like David Fincher, James Wan, and Guillermo del Toro, for example—because we were all born with the incurable medical defect …
Game of Thrones favorite Peter Dinklage and The Magnificent Seven actress Haley Bennett are set to star in Cyrano, a musical based on Cyrano de Bergerac that Joe Wright will direct for MGM. The duo previously played Cyrano and Roxane in a stage version of the classic tale that was performed off-Broadway last year. Erica Schmidt, the veteran writer-director and stage actress who is also married to Dinklage, wrote the script, which is based on Edmond Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac. She also wrote the libretto, while The National’s Aaron Dessner and Bryce Dessner wrote the music, …
With his next film Last Night in Soho awaiting release in the spring, Edgar Wright has signed on to direct Amblin's supernatural movie Stage 13, about a Hollywood backlot haunted by the ghost of a young actress from the silent film era. An American Pickle scribe Simon Rich will adapt his short story of the same name, which involves a ghost that has haunted the titular soundstage of a studio backlot for decades. When a struggling director meets the ghost, they find an unexpected kinship and team up to make their mark on the world. That's a pretty …
From show creator Graeme Manson (Orphan Black) and inspired by both the graphic novels and the original film from director Bong Joon ho, the TNT drama Snowpiercer is set more than seven years after the world as we knew it became a frozen wasteland and those that were left stepped onto a perpetually moving train with 1,001 cars that circles the globe. Even though there is a very clear and strict class and social division between passengers, when a grisly murder threatens to ignite an already tenuous structure, the powerful head of hospitality, Melanie Cavill (Jennifer Connelly), turns to …
Edgar Wright has signed on to direct the kidnapping thriller The Chain for Universal Pictures, which optioned Adrian McKinty's bestselling book in a seven-figure deal. If the title sounds familiar, it's because this project was reportedly heading to Paramount, though Deadline reported today that the deal never closed, allowing The Story Factory's Shane Salerno to shop the property elsewhere. Now Wright and his Complete Fiction partner Nira Park will produce alongside Working Title's Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner. X-Men: First Class scribe Jane Goldman has been hired to write the script, which follows Rachel, …
Unfortunately we won’t be getting a new Edgar Wright film this year after all. The World’s End and Baby Driver filmmaker confirmed today that due to the COVID-19 shutdown, he was unable to complete his new film Last Night in Soho, and thus Focus Features has shifted its release date from September 25, 2020 to April 23, 2021. That’s a pretty cushy release date, sandwiched between the blockbuster debuts of F9 and Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, which opens May 7th. And while this release date shift is a bummer (…
The Batman actor Jeffrey Wright guested on SiriusXM’s The Jess Cagle Show this week during which time he insinuated that his character James Gordon might not be the Gotham City Police Commissioner in director Matt Reeves' upcoming franchise reboot.
Even in the midst of a global pandemic there's some good news to be found. One such silver lining is Edgar Wright's recent watch-party for Scott Pilgrim, which came along with color commentary from the filmmaker himself and his A-list cast. As viewers watched along from the safety of their respective homes, Wright offered one-of-a-kind insight into the cult classic's production, shared behind-the-scenes shots of the cast and crew, and revealed trivia that even superfans of the comic book adaptation probably didn't know. This latest watch-party was held …
Fanboy favorites Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish are teaming up to launch Complete Fiction with their respective producing partners Nira Park and Rachael Prior, and the newly-christened production company is already off to a hot start, having set up three TV projects at Netflix. Park has been Wright's producer for more than 20 years, dating back to their beloved TV series Spaced, while Prior served as the head of development at Wright and Park's Big Talk Pictures, and has been Cornish's creative right-hand for the last decade. Operating out of London and Los Angeles, Complete …
Created for television by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, the HBO series Westworld is back for Season 3, as it continues its exploration of artificial consciousness and the question of free will. Now set in the futuristic present day of 2058, Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) is out in the real world and digging deeper into all of the unanswered questions from the past two seasons, and things are bound to get very interesting once Bernard (Jeffrey Wright), who’s recently been reset, figures out just what she’s up to. During this 1-on-1 phone interview with Collider, actor …
Edgar Wright is incapable of making a bad movie, and a potential next project for the Baby Driver filmmaker sounds downright incredible. While Wright is currently in post-production on the psychological thriller Last Night in Soho, which is scheduled to hit theaters later this year, it appears he’s next looking to dive headfirst into a robot sci-fi story. Per THR, Wright is set to direct an adaptation of the upcoming Simon Stephenson novel Set My Heart to Five, and the logline is incredible: According to the synopsis the story is "set in an all-too human 2054," …
It's hard not to be a little stir crazy right now. If you're not practicing social distancing (and you should be), you kind of don't have much of a choice since everything is shut down (and it should be; there's a pandemic going on). You may feel like you have exhausted all your viewing options, but fear not! Directors Edgar Wright and Rian Johnson have come to the rescue with some recommendations of uplifting movies to help get you through these dark times. For Wright, he offered a list of his 100 favorite comedies, and the …
Filming on The Batman is already underway and with it, sneak peaks at the newest adaptation of the Caped Crusader's story have been coming in hot and fresh. Following a tantalizing preview of The Batman star Robert Pattinson in a brand new Batman suit and Zoë Kravitz's recent comments about her approach to playing Catwoman, co-star Jeffrey Wright is previewing where he's drawing inspiration to play Jim Gordon. Wright hopped on his Instagram over the weekend to share a pic of essential reading prep for The Batman. The photo he posted reveals the cover of Batman: …
The Westworld star heads into the Golden Age for Matt Reeves' Caped Crusader flick.
Edgar Wright is offering a beginner's guide to Korean cinema for those that fell for Bong Joon-ho's Best Picture winner.