Edgar Wright is heading to DreamWorks Animation for his next project, as the director looks set to tackle the studio’s untitled “shadowy pic,” which is said to be based around the concept of shadows. The Shaun of the Dead helmer will co-write the project with David Williams, and in a statement released earlier today, DreamWorks Animation’s Co-Presidents of Feature Animation Bonnie Arnold and Mireille Soria had this to say:
“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 also commented on the project, stating that he’s always been interested in animation.
“My first endeavors in filmmaking as a teenager were in animation, so it was hugely intriguing to get a call from DreamWorks Animation about potentially directing,” said the director. “When the Shadows concept was suggested to me, I could see the poster, the title sequence and pretty much the whole movie. It’s a blast writing this and to have one of my oldest friends in comedy, David Walliams, along for the adventure is a thrill.”
Given how inventive and creative the director has proven to be with his previous films, having Wright helm this project really does seem rather perfect. In fact, it’s actually surprising that it’s taken him so long to get around to making an animated movie. He did co-write The Adventure of Tintin, but this will be the first time that he’ll step behind the camera for an outing in the genre, and we couldn’t be more excited to see how it all turns out.