Fox snaps up Edgar Wright for Grasshopper Jungle adaptation

Edgar Wright is busy filling up his slate in the wake of his Ant-Man departure, with Fox having recruited the director to helm their forthcoming young adult adventure, Grasshopper Jungle .

Adapted from the novel by Andrew Smith, the film will follow a classic coming of age story with a sci-fi twist, as its teenage hero finds himself battling the twin foes of adolescence and giant bugs.

Indeed, there’s more than a little mirroring between the protagonist’s raging hormones, and the MO of said bugs, who are driven purely by their desire to fight, eat and reproduce…

Described in Deadline ’s report as “ Stand By Me meets Attack The Block ”, the property seems a good fit for Wright, whose next directorial project will be the recently announced Baby Driver .

Timings have yet to be confirmed on the new film, but it’s nice to see Wright’s schedule filling up again, after the disappointment of the Ant-Man situation. Onwards and upwards!

George Wales

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