by: Chris Kappel
Undeterred after parting ways with “Ant-Man,” Edgar Wright has joined the team of GRASSHOPPER JUNGLE, which he will direct. The film centers on a teen boy contending with both his raging hormones and the plague of genetically mutated mantis-like monstrosities that he has accidentally unleashed. So in other words, typical adolescence. We’ve all been there. The film is set up at Sony, and is being adapted from Andrew Smith Dutton’s YA novel by “Beautiful Girls” writer Scott Rosenberg.
Wright has become something of an icon these days, the force behind the universally adored Cornetto Trilogy, and the very cool comic book adaptation “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.” Some upcoming credits include Johnny Depp-produced “The Night Stalker,” about a journalist investigating murders in Las Vegas, and “Baby Driver,” the logline of which is kept under wraps.