Two of the most beloved forces in the world of 21st Century filmmaking are teaming up on a new sci-fi project. Deadline reports that Edgar Wright (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) will direct and co-write a film called Collider that will be produced by J.J. Abrams and his production house, Bad Robot.
As with just about everything Bad Robot does, details on the project are non-existent. The only other bit of news is that Wright’s partner on the script is Mark Protosevich, who wrote I Am Legend, Spike Lee‘s upcoming Oldboy remake and also had a story credit on Thor.
The announcement of all these great talents working together is certainly worthy of excitement, though it has to make folks hoping that Wright will make Ant-Man soon a bit nervous. Wright films The World’s End, his final comedy in the Blood and Ice Cream trilogy starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost (which includes Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz to date), this Fall. After that, it’s up in the air.
Marvel Studios usually only makes two films per year, and next year is already taken with Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Guardians of the Galaxy. So unless Marvel changes that rule, Wright would have to wait until 2014 at the earliest to film Ant-Man, meaning he could make Collider in the meantime, though if it’s a big sci-fi project, that would push Ant-Man even further back.
Meanwhile, we will continue to update you on all of Edgar Wright‘s upcoming filmmaking adventures, so stay tuned!