Edgar Wright Has Written a Steampunk ‘Oliver Twist’ Sequel
You may not recall, but a couple of years ago, Sony announced plans for a sequel film to Charles Dickens’ classic novel ‘Oliver Twist,’ based on an idea from Ahmet Zappa, who previously wrote the script for ‘The Odd Life of Timothy Green.’ It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything about the project, but apparently the film is getting a bit of help from Edgar Wright, who has just delivered a new draft of the screenplay.
According to Film Divider, Wright has penned a new draft of the screenplay, replacing previous drafts written by Cole Haddon and Simon Beaufoy. ‘Dodge and Twist’ is said to have a Steampunk aesthetic, and takes place 20 years after the events of Dickens’ ‘Oliver Twist,’ as Oliver has become a police officer and is now at odds with his old friend, Artful Dodger, who is planning to steal the Crown Jewels. In addition to using characters from the world of Dickens, the film will also feature a particularly badass version of Queen Victoria.
The report also claims that both Andrew Garfield and Eddie Redmayne are being eyed for leading roles in the film, and with ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ producer Matt Tolmach producing ‘Dodge and Twist,’ Garfield seems like a likely candidate.