Edgar Wright has signed a deal with Amblin Partners that will see him develop, executive produce and direct ‘Stage 13’.
Written by ‘Saturday Night Live’s’ Simon Rich – who will also be producing – the story follows the ghost of a silent film-era actress that has haunted the titular soundstage of a backlot for decades. After a struggling director meets the ghost, they find an unexpected kinship and team to make their mark on the world.
Wright’s producing partner Nira Park, Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner will also produce alongside Rich.
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Only last month, it was confirmed that the ‘Baby Driver’ helmer would be taking to the director’s chair on Universal Pictures thriller project ‘The Chain‘. Jane Goldman will write the script of the story which follows a mother, Rachel, who learns that her 11-year-old daughter has been kidnapped. The only way to get her back is to kidnap another child. Her daughter will be released only when that next victim’s parents kidnap another child. If Rachel doesn’t kidnap another child, or if that child’s parents don’t kidnap a child, her daughter will be murdered. She is now part of The Chain, a terrifying and meticulous chain letter-like kidnapping scheme that turns parents from victims into criminals.
Wright’s thriller ‘Last Night in Soho’ was recently moved back from Sept. 25, 2020, to April 23, 2021. Wright’s directing credits include ‘Shaun of the Dead,’ ‘Hot Fuzz,’ ‘Scott Pilgrim vs. the World,’ ‘and The World’s End.’