Mark Protosevich, the writer behind The Cell, I Am Legend and Spike Lee’s remake of Oldboy, which opened last week, let it be known in a recent interview with Ain’t It Cool News that he is planning to collaborate with Edgar Wright on what is to be a straight up smart and scary horror film.
The entire interview (link found below) is well worth reading, especially for aspiring screenwriters and those that like an inside view of the movie business, but check out what Protosevich had to say about working with Wright below.
I’m also working on a project with Edgar Wright, and Edgar is just delightful. The one thing I’ll say is that Edgar’s movies have a certain tone, and this one might be a little unexpected because the main thing we’re going for is scary. Smart and scary.
When prompted about whether that meant the movie wouldn’t be winking-scary a la Shaun of the Dead or The World’s End, Protosevich clarified by saying “Right. The real deal.”
This sounds like it could shape up to be a fantastic project! Protosevich has definitely shown that he has a genuine love for genre material (again, check out his full interview) while Wright’s entire filmography thus far is essentially a love letter to genre material. Having the two collaborate on something original and straight forward would be fantastic to witness and it would certainly give fans of Wright something of a shock.
With Wright currently working on Ant-Man, which is set to be released July 31st, 2015, there’s no telling when this project will officially get off the ground, though it wouldn’t be out of the question not to hear much more definitive news until 2016. For now, we can only ask ourselves “What if Edgar Wright directed something truly scary?” and smile with glee waiting to find out what that answer might be.
[Source: Ain’t It Cool News]