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Edgar Wright and David Walliams are making a movie about… shadows

November 20th, 2015 by Marc Comments


Shaun of the dead director Edgar Wright and comedian and novelist David Walliams are teaming up to make a movie about shadows… and it’s made our day.

The animated movie will be written and directed by Wright and it will be produced by DreamWorks Animations

According to a press release, Wright and Walliams will co-write the movie together. Walliams made his name with Matt Lucas in the comedy sketch show Little Britain and he has gone on to be a very successful children’s author.

The movie is “a new approach to a previously developed concept, [and] will mark Wright’s debut as an animation director following the live-action movies “Shaun of the Dead,” “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” and “Hot Fuzz.” He previously co-wrote the “The Adventures of Tintin” with Joe Cornish and Steven Moffat.

DWA had been developing a project titled “Me & My Shadow,” and while Wright’s film will focus on shadows, it is taking an entirely new approach to that concept, according to insiders.

“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 Arnold and Soria in a joint 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.” 

“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,” said Wright. “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 Animation’s head of development Gregg Taylor and development executive Damon Ross will oversee the project for the studio.

Source: TheWrap

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….