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Laika have unfortunately been ignored when ut comes to the average Joe’s listing off of popular animation studios. However, their output is gradually proving to display a consistent and darker tone than the likes of Pixar, Disney, Dreamworks etc. With stop-motion animated films Coraline and Paranorman raking in a combined gross of over $220 million, it seems as though we have every reason to see continued success from the company. Next up on Laika’s slate is The Boxtrolls, a film in which a young orphan boy is raised by the titular trolls.
The film caused some controversy with those of a right wing persuasion after suggesting in an early teaser that families could be made of same sex couples, but with nonsense like that ignored we can now focus on what looks to be a lovely animated feature. Directors Graham Annable and Anthony Stacchi have had varied careers in »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
The film was written by Wright, and is described as "a collision of crime, action, music and sound." (Sounds a bit like Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, no?) No Nick Frost and Simon Pegg are not a part of this, for now anyway. Wright, Frost and Pegg made the three comedies World's End, Hot Fuzz and Shaun Of The Dead together.
According to EW, Baby Driver has been in the works for over half a decade now. Working Title is developing the film, but not studio has been announced yet; however chances are Universal will pick up the film since Working Title has a deal there.
- Laura Frances
After his much-publicised departure from Marvel's Ant-Man film, there has been a great deal of speculation about what Wright's next project will be.
According to Deadline, Wright described the film as "a collision of crime, action, music and sound".
Right now, the words “Edgar Wright” are synonymous with “not directing Ant-Man.” It’s gotta be tough for the director, not only to have sunk so many years into a film only to end up walking away, but to be bombarded by Peyton Reed this and Peyton Reed that any time he opens an internet browser. At least Wright’s moving on in a healthy fashion. Deadline reports that the English film wonder has decided on his next project. The title? Baby Driver. The details? Practically nonexistant. Here’s an exhaustive list of what we know so far: Baby Driver will team Wright with producer Nira Park and Working Title Films (this is superb news, as the same pairing brought us Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and The World’s End). It will probably have nothing to do with Simon Pegg or Nick Frost (they’re busy enough as it is – Frost has a TV show »
- Adam Bellotto
Alas, Edgar Wright will not be at Comic-Con this week showing off footage from his hotly anticipated Ant-Man. But Wright’s departure from the Marvel Studios project has apparently freed him to pursue more eccentric, personal, less collaborative projects. EW has confirmed the news, originally reported by Deadline, that the filmmaker is planning to direct his long-gestating film Baby Driver at Working Title Films, the same company behind his beloved “Cornetto Trilogy,” the genre-mashing trifecta of Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and The World’s End.
Wright has never given out any specific details about Baby Driver, a title »
- Darren Franich
We were all pretty pissed off when Edgar Wright departed Marvel’s Ant-Man, but now the director has something else to keep himself busy with apparently. Baby Driver. A movie that has been described to deadline as a collision of crime, action, music and sound. And he’ll also pen the script. Looking at Wright’s back catalogue, that sounds pretty familiar and that’s a damn fine thing as he is a genuine talent and has yet to deliver a movie that doesn’t entertain. No word on whether or not Simon Pegg or Nick Frost will appear in it, but given their long history together, it’s always a possibility. Anyway, good to have Edgar back on the scene! Watch this space! »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Vic Barry)
A clever penis joke. We’re sold. The latest trailer for Simon Pegg’s Hector And The Search For Happiness has joyfully flown into our inbox via digital carrier birdy. You can check it out below, but be warned, it’s got an awesome cast and may well make you feel all warm and sticky on the inside (more than usual anyway). While some of you may be thinking “Walter Mitty” I’d hope it’s got more depth to it than Ben Stillers, somewhat good, but overall bland mental outing of late. As great as Simon Pegg is playing off the likes of Tom Cruise and Chris Pine in big blockbusters, these “smaller” movies seem to really like the actor. Starring alongside Pegg are Toni Collette, Rosamund Pike, Stellan Skarsgård, Jean Reno and Christopher Plummer. Something like this is a welcome change of scenery from giant robots punching the »
- email@example.com (Vic Barry)
Simon Pegg is back with his special brand of happiness, this time as a psychiatrist in the throes of professional existential crisis, who sets out to taste the world for himself and learn just what it is that makes people happy.The film is based on a popular novel by French psychiatrist François Lelord, Le voyage d'Hector ou la recherche du bonheur ("Hector's Voyage or the Search for Happiness"), a thought-provoking book on the psychology of happiness, written for laypeople. The film seems like it might be a bit... mushy... and director Peter Chelsom certainly has a record of feel good fare with the likes of The Mighty, Serendipity, the Richard Gere-starring remake of Shall We Dance? and, wait for it, Hannah Montana: The Movie to his credit. However, the cast in this includes...
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We first reported on the project back in April 2008, when the filmmaker signed a two-picture deal with Working Title. While no specific plot details were given, the project was described as, "a wild spin on the action and crime genre which will be set in the U.S." When the Working Title deal was first announced, Baby Driver was slated to be the first project to go into production, followed by The World's End, which was released last year.
Edgar Wright is directing from his own original screenplay, with Nira Park producing alongside Working Title's Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner. The project is being put on the fast track, and while it does not have a studio home at this time, »
Every cloud has a silver lining. When Edgar Wright left Ant-Man back in May, a lot of people were understandably disappointed (Wright himself probably chief among them). But here’s the thing, what that really means is that we’re getting more movies that are his vision top-to-bottom. More “Edgar Wright Movies.” For eight years it looked like Ant-Man could actually fit in that category, but forces at either Marvel or Disney began to push back. Personally, I’m glad Wright didn’t waste another 18 months working on something that might have felt diluted by executive notes. Wright fans now find themselves in a happy scenario where they’re getting a new movie from him sooner rather than later. It’s called Baby Driver. You may even remember this title being bandied about 6 years ago when he signed a two picture deal with Working Title Films following Hot Fuzz (the »
- Evan Dickson
Edgar Wright is finally rebounding from the Ant-Man fiasco, getting back on the horse and making a new movie. His last, The World's End, was a summer tonic in 2013, but Ant-Man has made fans feel like it's been ages since we've seen a new Wright film. Fortunately, he's resurrecting an old project and reuniting with some old friends. Deadline reports that Edgar Wright is reuniting with Working Title Films for Baby Driver. We heard about this project years ago as something Wright would tackle after completing the Cornetto trilogy that included Shaun Of The Dead, Hot Fuzz and The World's End. Deadline describes the mystery project as "a collision of crime, action, music and sound" and claims Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are not currently involved, but, come on, they totally will be. For that matter, you can bet your sweet ass Bill Nighy will show up as well. So, »
Director Edgar Wright has zeroed in on his next film project. Fans have been wondering what he would do next after he left Marvel's Ant-Man. The movie is called Baby Driver, and he'll be developing it for Working Title Films.
Deadline describes movie as a "collision of crime, action, music and sound." It definitely sounds like an Edgar Write flick. There's no other information on it at this time, and it doesn’t seem like Nick Frost or Simon Pegg are going to be a part of it.
The project is apparently in the fast track to production, and I can't wait to see what Wright is cooking up for it. »
- Joey Paur
After Wright left “Ant-Man” due to creative differences, the industry was eager to see what film he would come on to next given he had so many films in development including the Disney pic “The Night Stalker” which Johnny Depp is attached to star in.
Wright is repped by CAA and Anonymous Content. Deadline Hollywood first reported the news.
- Justin Kroll
When word got out that Edgar Wright was stepping away from Marvel’s Ant-Man after years with the project, everyone’s eyes were on the blockbuster, and discussion centered almost exclusively on who would be replacing Wright. Back at the beginning of June, we got the answer to that question when Peyton Reed boarded the project, and today brings news related to the other side of that story – namely, which project Wright will be taking on now that Ant-Man is out of his hands. We’ve learned via Deadline that the helmer is eyeing Baby Driver, which he wrote for Working Title Films, as his next directorial venture.
The project was described to Deadline’s writer Mike Fleming Jr. as “a collision of crime, action, music and sound,” which sounds very much in line with both Scott Pilgrim vs. the World and the Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy (Shaun of the Dead, »
- Isaac Feldberg
“We should concern ourselves not so much with the pursuit of happiness, but with the happiness of the pursuit.” Professor Coreman (Christopher Plummer).
Here’s your first look at the heartwarming new trailer for Hector And The Search For Happiness. Based on the best-selling novel by Francois Lelord, Hector And The Search For Happiness is directed by Peter Chelsom and features an all star cast lead by Simon Pegg.
It was announced today that the film will be premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival on the evening of September 7th.
Check out the feel-good trailer of the week.
Hector (Simon Pegg) is a quirky psychiatrist who has become increasingly tired of his humdrum life. As he tells his girlfriend, Clara (Rosamund Pike), he feels like a fraud: he hasn’t really tasted life, and yet he’s offering advice to patients who are just not getting any happier. So »
- Michelle McCue
Here’s one to get the Comic-Con crowd going as things ramp up in San Diego. I’m hearing that Edgar Wright has found his next film, after stepping away from Marvel’s Ant-Man. Wright’s looking to next direct Baby Driver for Working Title Films. The project, which Wright wrote, is described to me as a collision of crime, action, music and sound. That sounds like a close cousin to the Cornetto Trilogy of films that Wright did at Working Title, but at this point at least, it doesn’t appear that Nick Frost and Simon Pegg are part of this. They made the […] »
A new Hector and the Search for Happiness trailer has gone online. Based on the book of the same name by François Lelord, the film stars Simon Pegg as the titular Hector, an eccentric psychiatrist who’s going nowhere and whose patients aren’t getting any happier. One day, he musters up the courage to set out on a quest to find out if happiness really exists. I had actually never seen any of this film’s trailers before today, so I went and revisited the first and second trailers as well. And I think I prefer this brand new one the most. It sells the character’s need to go on this journey a bit more. Or maybe I’m just getting old and schmaltzy. The comedic elements of the first two trailers are still present, but now I get the restlessness of the character's life. Hit the jump »
- Evan Dickson
The selections for the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival were just announced today, and one of the films premiering there will be Hector and the Search for Happniess starring Simon Pegg and we have a new trailer. The film follows a quirky psychiatrist (Pegg) who has become increasingly tired of his humdrum life. As he tells his girlfriend, Clara (Rosamund Pike), he hasn’t really tasted life, and yet he’s offering advice to patients and it doesn't feel right. So Hector decides to break out of his routine life and embarks on a global quest in hopes of uncovering true happiness. The film will roll out to limited theaters in September in New York and Los Angeles before expanding later in the month and into October. Watch it! New trailer for Peter Chelsom's Hector and the Search for Happiness, originally from Apple: Hector and the Search for Happiness is directed by Peter Chelsom, »
- Ethan Anderton
The Toronto International Film Festival (Tiff), which runs from September 4 to 14 this year, has announced its initial lineup of films. This is the first of a handful of announcements for the festival, and as always, the first announcement focuses on its Galas and Special Presentations -- the films with the flashiest names.
The initial slate of fifty-nine films includes thirty-seven world premieres, boasting those from Noah Baumbach,Lone Scherfig, and Chris Rock – yes, that Chris Rock. Premieres have been a contentious subject this year on the film festival circuit, as Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director of the Tiff, threw down the gauntlet, announcing that the festival would not play a film in the first four days of its schedule if it was also programmed concurrently for the Telluride festival.
- Sasha James
Hector and the Search for Happiness finds Simon Pegg setting off on a global journey to find internal peace. Starring as Hector, this well-respected psychiatrist has reached the midpoint of his meager existance, and despite having a beautiful girlfriend and a satisfactory job, he feels he hasn't quite lived life to the fullest. Watch as this one man sets off on the quest of a lifetime. Will Hector find his happiness? We also have a second alternative trailer that brings even more footage from this life-fulfilling adventure.
Hector is a quirky psychiatrist who has become increasingly tired of his humdrum life. As he tells his girlfriend, Clara, he feels like a fraud: he hasn't really tasted life, and yet he's offering advice to patients who are just not getting any happier. So Hector decides to break out of his deluded and routine driven life. Armed with buckets of courage and child-like curiosity, »
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