Edgar Wright leaves Marvel adaptation of 'Ant-Man'

Edgar Wright leaves Marvel adaptation of 'Ant-Man'

LOS ANGELES, May 23 (UPI) --"Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" director Edgar Wright will no longer direct an "Ant-Man" adaptation.
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Michael Douglas to play scientist Hank Pym in 'Ant-Man' movie

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Paul Rudd up for Ant-Man role, report says

Paul Rudd up for Ant-Man role, report says

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Paul Rudd is in early negotiations to star in Marvel's upcoming superhero movie "Ant-Man," Variety reported.
Gordon-Levitt and Rudd up for 'Ant-Man' role

Gordon-Levitt and Rudd up for 'Ant-Man' role

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Marvel is considering Joseph Gordon-Levitt or Paul Rudd to play the titular superhero in British filmmaker Edgar Wright's "Ant-Man," Variety reported.

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Actress Anna Kendrick and director Edgar Wright break up

Actress Anna Kendrick and director Edgar Wright break up

LOS ANGELES, March 14 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Anna Kendrick and British filmmaker Edgar Wright have broken up after dating for four years, multiple sources told Us Weekly.

DeVincentis to pen 'Night Stalker' script

HOLLYWOOD, May 19 (UPI) -- The producers of Johnny Depp's next picture, based on the spooky old television series "The Night Stalker," say they have signed up their chief screenwriter.
Friars Club roasts Quentin Tarantino

Friars Club roasts Quentin Tarantino

NEW YORK, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Samuel L. Jackson, Uma Thurman, Brett Ratner and Harvey Keitel turned out to skewer filmmaker Quentin Tarantino at a Friars Club roast in New York Wednesday.
Evans, Routh sign up for 'Pilgrim' parts

Evans, Routh sign up for 'Pilgrim' parts

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Chris Evans, Brandon Routh and Brie Larson have signed up for roles in the big-screen version of the "Scott Pilgrim" series of graphic novels.
'Hot Fuzz' duo to reunite for new film

'Hot Fuzz' duo to reunite for new film

LONDON, April 3 (UPI) -- British writer-director Edgar Wright and actor-scribe Simon Pegg said they're working on a project to follow up their hits "Shaun of the Dead" and "Hot Fuzz."

Director: 'Hot Fuzz' is a funny genre film

NEW YORK, April 20 (UPI) -- Filmmaker Edgar Wright says "Hot Fuzz" is the realization of his dream to make a high-octane cop movie in his native England.

Marvel sets 'The Hulk' release date

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Marvel Comics' superheros will take a stab at rescuing the Hollywood box office with a string of live-action films in development.

Black and White take on 'Them'

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- "School of Rock" scribe Mike White is working on a film adaptation of Jon Ronson's book "Them" for Universal Pictures.
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(left to right): Director and writer Edgar Wright, actors Simon Pegg and Nick Frost arrive for the premiere of their new movie "Hot Fuzz" at the Walter Reade Theater in New York on April 10, 2007. (UPI Photo/Laura Cavanaugh)

Edgar Howard Wright (born 18 April 1974) is an English film and television director and writer. He is most famous for his work with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost on the films Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, the TV series Spaced, and for directing the film Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.

Wright was born in Poole, Dorset, but grew up predominantly in Wells, Somerset, after his family moved there during his childhood. Throughout the late 1980s and early 1990s, Wright directed many short films, first on a Super-8 camera which was a gift from a family member and later on a Video-8 camcorder won in a competition on the television programme Going Live. These films were mostly comedic pastiches of popular genres, such as the super hero-inspired Carbolic Soap and Dirty Harry tribute Dead Right (the latter of which was eventually featured on the DVD release of Hot Fuzz). After graduating from Bournemouth Arts College he made a spoof western, A Fistful of Fingers, which was picked up for a limited theatrical release and broadcast on the British satellite TV channel Sky Movies. Despite Wright's dissatisfaction with the finished product, it caught the attention of comedians Matt Lucas and David Walliams, who subsequently chose him as the director of their Paramount Comedy channel productions Mash & Peas and Sir Bernard's Stately Homes. During this time he also worked on BBC programmes such as Is It Bill Bailey? and Alexei Sayle's Merry-Go-Round.

In 1998 writer/actors Simon Pegg and Jessica Hynes were in the early stages of developing their sitcom Spaced for Channel 4 and thought of asking Wright to direct having fondly remembered working with him on the 1996 Paramount comedy Asylum. Wright gave Spaced an unusual look for the sitcom genre, with dramatic camera angles and movement borrowed from the visual language of science fiction and horror films. Instead of shying away from these influences Wright makes an active effort to show his referencing, adding a 'Homage-O-Meter' to all of his releases, a device that displays each directorial nod he has made during shooting. In 2002, he made appearances as a scientist and a technician named Eddie Yorque during both series of Look Around You, a BBC programme created by a member of the Spaced cast, Peter Serafinowicz. He also made a brief appearance in Spaced, in which he can be seen, along with other crew members on the series, lying asleep in Daisy Steiner's squat as she prepares to leave for her new house.

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