Zombies, freakish cults, killer robots, and dating Jason Schwartzman; all of these are frightening concepts. Sorry Jason. Each is also a piece of evidence that Edgar Wright is no stranger to including elements of horror in his films. So now comes word that may or may not be a confirmation about his upcoming project, Collider, being a legitimate venture into the horror genre. In a recent interview, screenwriter Mike Protosevich commented on one of his upcoming projects, which he will collaborate with Mr. Wright on.
“The one thing I’ll say is that Edgar’s movies have a certain tone, and this one might be a little unexpected because the main thing we’re going for is scary. Smart and scary.”
Protosevich claims this to be unexpected, because while Edgar Wright is no stranger to horror, he’s been one of the directors to revitalize the horror comedy (see: Diabolique Issue #17.) The reason this isn’t fully a confirmation that Collider is a horror film is because the movie was not mentioned by name, and being a J.J. Abrams production the movie will be probably be getting the same tight-lip treatment a lot of his productions do. The reason it is a pretty good guess that Protosevich is talking about Collider is because he has already been confirmed as the writer of the film, and with Wright busy working on Ant-Man for Marvel Studios it is a pretty unlikely he is developing to two movies with Protosevich at the same time as well.
With Ant-Man currently casting and not releasing until 2015 it will probably be a while until more details about Collider, it’s genre, and any thing else involving the film will surface.