Edgar Wright to direct Stage 13 for Amblin

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A tale about a haunted movie set is on the cards in Edgar Wright’s latest project, as he signs up to direct another new movie.

Next up on the release slate for Edgar Wright is Last Night in Soho, now pushed back to 2021, as with so many other films, due to the global cinema shutdown.

Wright is continuing to keep busy though, developing The Chain, a film scripted by Jane Goldman, combining kidnappings and chain letters. Now though, it’s been announced by The Hollywood Reporter that Wright is teaming up with Spielberg’s production company, Amblin Partners to direct Stage 13, a spooky ghost story about a down-on-their-luck director, tasked with making a fake film to appease a silent-era phantom who haunts a studio lot.

Of course, we know from many of Wright’s previous films that when he delves into ‘meta’ territory, he tends to do so with great success, and so the idea of Wright making a film about the filmmaking industry is exciting indeed. The project will be scripted by Simon Rich, who originally wrote the short story on which the film is based, in his short story collection, Hits and Misses.

No casting has been announced yet, but we’ll keep you informed as it happens. Whilst it’s certainly regrettable that we won’t get to experience Last Night in Soho this year, it could mean that there’s a glut of Edgar Wright films on the way in short order, and having not seen his feature film work onscreen since 2017’s Baby Driver, that can only be a good thing.

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