Edgar Wright to Pen Steampunk Sequel to OLIVER

Written by Dominic Cuthbert Tuesday, 27 January 2015

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Many of us may still be reeling from the news that Edgar Wright departed the ANT-MAN movie (though the trailer might have convinced a few cynics), but it hardly put a dent in the director’s hectic schedule. Famed for his idiosyncratic Cornetto trilogy, Wright has now penned the script for TWIST AND DODGE, a steampunk sequel to Charles Dickens’ classic novel. Colour us interested.

FilmDivider has revealed that Wright is the third writer to try and tackle the bizarre screenplay, taking over from Cole Haddon (of NBC’s DRACULA) and SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE’s Simon Beaufoy. Set some twenty years after the end of the novel, in a steampunk England, the script focuses on police officer Oliver Twist in his attempt to stop his former best friend, the Artful Dodger, from stealing the crown jewels. It all sounds a bit Sherlock Holmes, but we’ve oodles of faith in Wright.

At this stage it’s believed that Wright himself won’t be behind the camera, already busy with two projects since his ANT-MAN departure, those being the car chase musical BABY DRIVER and GRASSHOPPER JUNGLE.

We’ll bring you all the latest on Edgar Wright’s dos and don’ts as they happen.

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