Edgar Wright Asked To Direct Walking Dead, Still Busy With Ant Man

Edgar Wright is out at the SXSW festival to premiere and promote Attack the Block, on which he served as executive producer. The temptation is for me to now write several more lines of excitable material on that film, but I’m going to hold myself back for an actual review and get on with the business in hand.

Doing the festival press rounds, Wright had a chat with Collider, and revealed an offer he has received recently:

Frank [Darabont] asked me to do a Walking Dead, actually. But I feel that there’s some subject matter that, like, even though it’d be great– and I love that show: I actually watched four of the six episodes uninterrupted in one run; it was like zombie Pringles– I think that with something like that, with some TV shows, you wanna be in on the ground floor… I really enjoyed the first season, and I wouldn’t wanna be the guy that comes in and fucks it up.

That’s almost definitely a No, then, and if you want to read between the lines, Wright seems to be saying he doesn’t want to work in the style required. Perhaps.

Meanwhile, The Playlist got to speak with Wright and Attack the Block writer-director Joe Cornish about their ongoing collaboration on an Ant Man screenplay. Cornish said:

We’re currently working on it, not right now. But the day after tomorrow we’ll go to Los Angeles and…

And? And?

And keep working on Ant Man.

Recently, Wright tweeted the following:

Sitting here with Joe Cornish. Hard at work.

But it’s not that simple. He added this image to the tweet:

- which I’m going to have as the front page image for this story.

So, they were supposed to be doing something, but they were instead making a plastic dog hump the USB port on a laptop. That something, you might suppose, would be Ant Man.

Attack the Block is currently seeking US distribution, and will open in the UK in May.

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