With Ant-Man out, Edgar Wright plans another sci-fi film about bugs

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Jul 26, 2014, 10:55 AM EDT (Updated)

Edgar Wright might've exited the upcoming Marvel Studios movie Ant-Man, but it doesn't mean he lost his taste for entomology-based storytelling. At San Diego Comic-Con, Wright announced that he will eventually be directing a movie based on the novel Grasshopper Jungle. 

Grasshopper Jungle, a YA book written by Andrew Smith, is about Austin, a sexually frustrated teen who has feelings for both his girlfriend and his male best friend. He also accidentally unleashes a hoard of sexually frustrated giant grasshoppers upon the world. 

From what we can tell from the trailer, below, it looks like it could be a cross between Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Slaughterhouse Five and Them! (1954). (You can read the first chapter for yourselves here.) Adapting the novel will be screenwriter Scott Rosenberg, who wrote the punchy Con Air, the entertaining High Fidelity, and the adjective-intentionally-omitted U.S. version of Life on Mars.

However, Grasshopper Jungle isn't Wright's next project. According to Deadline, that honor belongs to Baby Driver, a movie about "crime, action, music and sound" with absolutely no insects in sight.

(Via The Verge)

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