Edgar Wright resumes Ant-Man
Edgar Wright is a breath of fresh air just now, well his attitude certainly is especially as concerns Ant-Man, and not to do many others in the film industries of the world an injustice as there are gales out there, however this one seems to be blowing in the opposite direction to Hollywood sometimes.
He's been talking about resuming the script of Ant-Man just after he's completed the promotion for Scott Pilgrim vs. the World he's back onto writing the script, and really working on getting it right instead of bowing to pressure.
You can see what would happen in the normal Hollywood run of things, this script would have been taken out of his hands when he went off to do Scott Pilgrim vs. the World and given to other writers. Four or five drafts later and as many writers, and there's your film, throw money at it, market it, throw it out, see if it works.
Not Edgar Wright. He took up the project in 2008 and wrote the first draft for Ant-Man just before he headed off for Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, and now, in 2011, he's returning to the script to work on it again with Joe Cornish.
To be fair there's a lot of that down to Marvel I'm sure and the fact that they have the trust in him and wouldn't rip it away to give it to someone else, but then he's just delivered Scott Pilgrim, and after that film you wouldn't question the guy on a comic book film adaptation even for a second.
Over at L.A. Times they have a few words from the man who says that Ant-Man could well be much more offbeat than we're expecting and with a smaller budget than most superhero films, although considering the effects required, I'm not entirely sure that's going to be possible.
"This one's not about about the urgency of summer tentpoles and things going into production without a script...It's slightly different than that."
It sounds as though the property is being approached from the right direction though (yes there's a pun in there) and they could well deliver something akin to the sudden side-step off the path of well trodden hero films that Scott Pilgrim took, in fact they'll have to considering this is about a superhero who can shrink to ant size.