Edgar Wright, director of geek-centric films such as Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Shaun of the Dead and the hilariously apt Grindhouse short “Don’t,” has been handed the reins of Paramount’s latest Sci-Fi venture, Collider.
The film is set to be produced by J.J. Abrams with Bad Robot in tow and will also feature the writing talents of Mark Protosevich, who’s work includes Spike Lee’s Oldboy and Marvel’s Thor. A release date and actors for the film have yet to be announced.
The premise of the film is still shrouded with mystery, and although he’s only directed three full-length films in the past eight years, Edgar Wright will try to match that number within a year. Collider is one more film added to the director’s busy schedule including The World’s End and Marvel’s Ant-Man. But in a genre that’s recently seen a plethora of sci-fi remakes and sequels (Prometheus, Total Recall), news of original science fiction is most welcome.