Ka-Boom! J.J. Abrams and Bad Robot to Produce Edgar Wright’s ‘Collider,’ From His Own Original Idea

How awesome is it to be Edgar Wright right now? First off, he’s finally getting down to brass tacks on his long-teased Blood and Ice Cream Trilogy finale, The World’s End, with best buds Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. After that? He gets to direct another long-desired project, an Ant-Man feature film for Marvel. And, on top of that, the Brit looks to be getting into bed with no less than J.J. Abrams and his Bad Robot Productions for a super-secret sci-fi film called Collider, which Abrams and Bad Robot will produce (alongside Wright’s long-time producer, Nira Park).

Deadline Wherever (via /Film) reports that Paramount Pictures has hired Mark Protosevich (I Am Legend, Thor, the Old Boy remake, and the hard-to-believe-it’s-happening Jurassic Park IV) to pen the script for the film with Wright (who will also direct) from Wright’s own original idea. Nothing else is known about the project as of now – the only available information is that tantalizing title and the non-surprising revelation that it falls under the sci-fi genre – but all the talent attached is cause enough to be excited (we’ll forgive you for Legend, Protosevich, at least for now). What could this possibly be about? The Large Hadron Collider? The punk band Collider? Movie website Collider? The possibilities are endless.

Kate is an entertainment and culture writer and editor living in New York City. She is also a contributing writer for,,, Vulture,,, The Dissolve, Screen Crush, New York Daily News, Mental Floss, and amNY. Her previous work can also be found at MSN Movies, Boxoffice Magazine, and She lives her life like a French movie, Steve.

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