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Edgar Wright turning to Steampunk sequel to Oliver Twist?

January 27th, 2015 by Marc Comments


We love Edgar Wright’s movies. Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead, Scott Pilgrim and The World’s End are in our top movie her at FTN. And we’re just about over the whole Ant-man debacle.

But now it seems that, according to Pajiba, Wright’s next adventure may be a totally amazing sounding Steampunk sequel to Oliver Twist. Yes, the Charles Dickens classic.

“Dodge and Twist is set 20 years later in a steampunked out London and pits a grown Twist against his old pal The Artful Dodger. The former is now an honest cop, while the latter is on a quest to steal the crown jewels. 

“The initial concept was concocted by Ahmet Zappa (The Odd Life of Timothy Green)… Cole Haddon (Dracula the series) came on to flesh out the first draft, before Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire, The Fully Monty) was brought in for revisions. From there, Wright was hired to give the script a front to back rewrite, which he’s recently submitted.”

Now everyone is wondering if Wright is writing and hoping to direct too as he is wont to do, but with his workload including Baby Driver and Grasshopper Jungle, it may be a while away if that is the case.

Please, please, please make this happen…

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….