Edgar Wright’s ‘Collider’ Is Still Alive, Picks Up the Writer of ‘The Revenant’
You may have forgotten about Collider, the sci-fi film initially announced in 2012 with Edgar Wright attached to direct and J.J. Abrams producing. Since then, Wright departed Ant-Man and began prepping two new projects, including Baby Driver — but Collider has not been forgotten, and the project has just picked up a new writer to take a crack at the screenplay.
Deadline reports that Paramount has selected Mark L. Smith to write a new draft of the screenplay, which was originally penned by Mark Protosevich (I Am Legend, Spike Lee’s Oldboy). Smith is the scribe behind Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu’s The Revenant, as well as Warner Bros.’ Ghost Recon adaptation and Norse, a viking movie set to star Leonardo DiCaprio.
Collider was announced a few years back as sort of an exciting and secretive sci-fi project, with Wright telling Collider (the website) that the film was planned as “a particular kind of sci-fi film” that the director felt we hadn’t seen in a while. Wright was — and remains — too busy to script the film himself. He’s currently in pre-production on Baby Driver, the new action film starring Ansel Elgort as a skilled getaway driver who drives to the beat of his own curated playlist and unfortunately finds himself mixed up with the mob.
Baby Driver is scheduled to hit theaters on March 17, 2017, and hopefully we won’t have to wait too much longer to see what Collider is all about.