Edgar Wright is going to be making his own sci-fi flick about androids.
Yesterday, TheHollywoodReporter revealed that Edgar Wright will be adapting the upcoming science-fiction novel Set My Heart to Five from author Simon Stephenson for Working Title and Focus Features.
It will focus on an android dentist in 2054 trying to fit into human society.
According to a synopsis, the story is “set in an all-too human 2054” and follows Jared, an android that works as a dentist, as he undergoes an emotional awakening that is sparked by an introduction to ’80s and ’90s movies. He then embarks on a quest to convince humans that he and his kind should be permitted to feel. It’s a quest that leads to an unforgettable adventure across the West Coast of America, determined to meet to programmer that created him and write a film script that will change the world.
A screenwriter isn’t mentioned in the report, but since Edgar is a screenwriter himself it would be assumed he could be writing/co-writing the script.
The director isn’t a stranger to the genre as The World’s End and Scott Pilgrim vs The World had science fiction elements to them along with directing a scene in J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek Into Darkness and cameoing in Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Wright’s next release will be a thriller film titled Last Night In Soho starring The Witch’s Anya Taylor-Joy and Jojo Rabbit’s Thomasin McKenzie, which is said to involve a time-travel element.
There had been recent rumblings that Wright’s next movie to go into production could be a sequel to his heist flick Baby Driver, however, that has yet to be made official by Sony Pictures or Edgar himself.
When Set My Heart to Five will begin shooting is unknown.
SOURCE: THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER