Edgar Wright has found his next directing gig and it’s a good one! He’s set to develop an adaptation of Simon Stephenson’s upcoming novel Set My Heart to Five. The author of the book will also adapt the screenplay and it tells a sci-fi story that pays tribute to the movies of the 80s and 90s.
According to Deadline, the story is said to take place in “an all-too human 2054 and introduces Jared, an android who undergoes an emotional awakening and embarks on a quest to convince humans that he and his kind should be permitted to feel. It’s a quest, sparked in part by Jared’s introduction to 80’s and 90’s movies, that leads to an unforgettable adventure across the West Coast of America, after he determines to write a film script that will change the world.”
That sounds like a film that will be a ton of fun and the kind of project that’s perfect for Wright to take on. I can’t wait to see what he does with it! I’ve always enjoyed his storytelling skills and the way he visualized things. It’s also cool that the movie will offer a kick of nostalgia. He’s currently working on the psychological thriller Last Night in Soho which stars Anya Taylor-Joy, Thomasin McKenzie, and Matt Smith.
The film is being produced by Working Title Films, Focus Features, and Compete Fiction Pictures. The book the film is based on is slated to be released later this year.