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Edgar Wright tackles insects again directing Grasshopper Jungle

07.25.2014

It was just a few days ago we told you about Edgar Wright's next film, the crime comedy BABY DRIVER, and already the former ANT-MAN director is set to helm another project. He will take on GRASSHOPPER JUNGLE, an adaptation of the YA novel of the same name by Andrew Smith. Keeping it in the insect universe you could say, the plot of GRASSHOPPER JUNGLE definitely sounds like Wright material; it has been described as STAND BY ME meets ATTACK THE BLOCK.

Scott Rosenberg (BEAUTIFUL GIRLS, CON AIR ) is scripting from the novel, which sounds like this:

In the small town of Ealing, Iowa, Austin and his best friend, Robby, have accidentally unleashed an unstoppable army. An army of horny, hungry, six-foot-tall praying mantises that only want to do two things. It’s an edgy and original coming-of-age story interwoven with several generations of family history and set against the bawdy, violent end of the world.

Wright left Marvel's ANT-MAN over creative differences in May; that movie is still having some interesting production issues with some major cast members leaving the project today. He's picked himself up and moved on by the looks of it, I'm thinking we should to. I’d hate for every time we post news about Wright it will be standing in the shadow of ANT-MAN; he's given us hell of a lot more than an almost Marvel movie. His previous work which includes SHAUN OF THE DEAD, HOT FUZZ, SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD, and THE WORLD'S END is proof enough that his career won’t be defined by one movie.

"You know, if they ever gave a Nobel Prize for avoiding work, every year some white guy in Iowa would get a million bucks and a trip to Sweden." - Andrew Smith, GRASSHOPPER JUNGLE

Source: The Wrap

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