After his last minute departure from Ant-Man, Edgar Wright has had to look around for other things to do. It’s already been revealed that he plans to shoot one of his long-gestating projects next, the action crime flick Baby Driver, and now he’s signed on for a new one.
He signed up for Sony Pictures’ Grasshopper Jungle, based on Andrew Smith Dutton’s young adult novel, according to Deadline.
Scott Rosenberg will write the screenplay, which is a coming-of-age story about an Iowa teenager, who think his worst problem is confusion over his sexual identity, as he can’t tell whether he’s in love with his friend Robby or his girlfriend, Shann. However things get decidedly more complicated when he and Robby accidentally unleash a deadly, genetically engineered plague of 6-foot-tall praying mantises.
The bugs ‘live a life the boys could only dream of, acting out on their insatiable appetites for food, fighting and fornicating’.
While with most Hollywood films we’d worry the issue around sexual identity would be erased for the screen, with Wright at the helm it’s hopeful they will remain and become a major part of the movie.
It’s believed Wright will shoot the movie directly after Baby Driver