Joe Cornish and Edgar Wright (Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World) premiered their alien comedy, Attack The Block, at the SXSW.
The movie that sees a teen gang in South London defending their turf from an alien invasion, went over as a big hit.
Cornish and Wright are also working on (or have been for a while) a movie script for the Marvel Comics character, Ant-Man.
They spoke to The Playlist about that.
“Weirdly, the treatment for ‘Ant-Man’ exists before Marvel Studios. There was a treatment that Joe and I did when Artisan had the kind of lower-rung Marvel properties and we wrote a treatment for it that exists before ‘Hot Fuzz.’ Basically, when I met Kevin Feige I said, ‘Oh, did you ever get our ‘Ant-Man’ treatment?’ and he had never read it so we submitted it properly like four years later. So it’s something me and Joe have genuinely been working on for nearly a decade and at some point we’ll finish the script,” said Cornish.
As the duo state, they are currently working on the script right now – they also have an upcoming meeting in LA.
However, that doesn’t mean the movie is a definite, as Cornish and Wright note they will have to, “polish off a new and/or updated draft, submit it, and then see what happens from there.”
I don’t believe it has been stated which version of Ant-Man, Hank Pym or Scott Lang, they will be using. In previous interviews they have referred to the Hank Pym version (not by name) when referencing the comic books. With the new Marvel Studios The Avengers set for 2012, and Hank Pym being an assembler, Cornish and Wright could be re-working their script to fit in with that – or after.
Stay tuned to Cosmic Book News as news on the Ant-Man movie develops.