DreamWorks Animation doesn’t have a title for the project, but they do now have Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Scott Pilgrim vs The World) signed up to both direct and co-write an animated film about “the concept of shadows.” Comedian/bestselling children’s book author David Walliams is co-writing the untitled film with Wright.
“My first endeavors in film-making as a teenager were in animation, so it was hugely intriguing to get a call from DreamWorks Animation about potentially directing,” stated Wright. “When the Shadows concept was suggested to me, I could see the poster, the title sequence and pretty much the whole movie. It’s a blast writing this and to have one of my oldest friends in comedy, David Walliams, along for the adventure is a thrill.”
“Edgar will spearhead a new approach to this fascinating concept and we’re ecstatic to have him onboard as director along with David as co-writer,” said DreamWorks Animation’s Co-Presidents of Feature Animation Bonnie Arnold and Mireille Soria in a joint statement. “We’ve always been intrigued by a film concept involving shadows, and now with Edgar’s signature comedic style and abilities as a natural storyteller, audiences will be treated to a truly captivating and energetic tale.”
The shadows project marks Wright’s first animated feature as a director.