The filmmaker has reportedly turned in a draft of the steampunk adventure, which features older versions of Oliver Twist and the Artful Dodger, plus other characters from Dickens novels.
The Shaun of the Dead and World’s End collaborators will reunite for a new round of films, according to Pegg.
The former Ant-Man director is attached to the Sony Pictures adaptation of the acclaimed young-adult novel by Andrew Smith.
Described as “a wild spin on the action and crime drama,” the film was originally announced in 2008.
The actor, who plays Hank Pym, also addresses Edgar Wright’s departure from the Marvel film, saying, “It was very disappointing.”
The Iron Man and Iron Man 2 director gives his take on Wright’s departure from the upcoming Marvel film.
Douglas says his “heart goes out” to the filmmaker, who left the long-developing project late last month.
Following his abrupt departure from Marvel’s Ant-Man, could the filmmaker team with Johnny Depp for a remake of the 1970s supernatural drama?
‘” can’t believe I got an invitation to the party,” Ant-Man star Paul Rudd says of joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Newly announced as Hank Pym in Ant-Man, Michael Douglas reveals “I’ve been dying to do a Marvel picture for so long.” Meanwhile, director Edgar Wright points out that he explained the Pym/Lang set-up years ago.
Edgar Wright watches an episode of Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes as “homework,” sparking even more speculation about which version of Ant-Man we’ll see on the big screen.
‘If I was Edgar, I wouldn’t cast me in Ant-Man,’ Wright’s frequent collaborator explains about the upcoming Marvel film.