Edgar Wright Will Helm A Dark And Shadowy Yet Comedic Animated Movie

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DreamWorks and Edgar Wright have sorted out a deal to combine forces for an upcoming animated feature. The Wrap reports that the Cornetto Trilogy helmer will not only direct the movie, but he’ll also co-write it with Little Britain‘s David Walliams. What will the film be about, you ask? According to the studio, the film will center on the concept of shadows. DreamWorks Animation co-presidents Bonnie Arnold and Mireille Soria trumpet Wright coming aboard as a big get for the studio:

“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 has a pretty impressive collection of films to his name, but this ranks as his first official animated film that he’s directed. Well, provided you don’t count Scott Pilgrim vs. the World which was interwoven with animated visual flair. Wright says this upcoming cinematic offering will allow him to get back to his roots.

“My first endeavors in film-making as a teenager were in animation, so it was hugely intriguing to get a call from DreamWorks Animation about potentially directing. 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.”

By the way, Wright also have a live action feature on his plate. The Ansel Elgort-starring Baby Driver is due out in March 2017.

(Via The Wrap)