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Dreamworks animation Calls In Edgar Wright and David Walliams To Make First Animated Movie

Dreamworks animation Calls In Edgar Wright and David Walliams To Make First Animated Movie

Few would argue that Edgar Wright is one of the most exciting filmmakers out in the world today. He’s made only four features, but each is infused with a uniquely palpable style and energy. Now, we’ll get to see what that looks like in animation.

Wright will direct and co-write an animated film for DreamWorks about shadows. His co-writer? None other than comedian and author David Walliams, best know for the show Little Britain.

“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 Wright in a press release. “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.”

DreamWorks had been working on a movie called Me and My Shadow several years ago, and while the idea of shadows remains, the projects themselves are unrelated.

“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,” said Bonnie Arnold and Mireille Soria, co-presidents of DreamWorksFeature Animation, in a statement. “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.”

While this news is, obviously, incredibly exciting, don’t start lining up for tickets just yet. Wright is about to start production on his music-driven heist movie, Baby Driver, which will be released March 17, 2017. That’ll take up a huge chunk of time. And while animation is the rare medium filmmakers can work on while doing other things, these projects also take a incredibly long time. I’d imagine this film won’t be out until the end of the decade, if then. But it should be worth the wait.



By Germain Lussier

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