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Edgar Wright has had a very busy month. A few weeks ago, the writer/director announced the start of production on The World’s End, the long-awaited third installment of the “Blood and Ice Cream” or “Three Flavours of Cornetto” trilogy of films he’s done with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. Last week at Comic-Con, Edgar Wright took the stage in Hall H during the Marvel panel to show test footage for his long-rumored Ant-Man project, which Marvel finally gave the go ahead. Both films are slated for release in 2014.
Now it looks like Edgar Wright will be teaming up with the ultra geek icon J.J. Abrams to make a sci-fi film titled Collider for Paramount Pictures. Wright will direct and Abrams will produce the film for his production company, Bad Robot, along with Nira Park for Wright’s company, Big Talk Productions. Screenwriter Mark Protosevich (I Am Legend, Thor) will co-write the feature with Wright.
The combination of Edgar Wright and J.J. Abrams will delight sci-fi geeks around the world. Both filmmakers have created some of the most iconic pieces of science fiction of the last decade; Wright with his TV series Spaced and Abrams with the Star Trek franchise and the TV series Lost. There’s no word on what the film Collider will be about, but the idea of these two geek greats working together on a movie in the sci-fi genre is enough to get excited about.