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Edgar Wright Talks Ant Man
And the full Grindhouse experience

15 February 2008  |  Written by Olly Richards  

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A lot of readers have been asking us recently whether we in the UK will ever see the full double bill version of Grindhouse, as Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez originally intended it. And the answer now is yes. The film will get a limited cinema release March 28, but first it'll receive its UK premiere at the Prince Charles cinema in London, courtesy of Edgar Wright.

"It's long overdue for fans to see it in its original intended form," Wright told us. "It’s a shame it got split up overseas...I saw it a couple of times in the states, and I think it worked brilliantly...The Prince Charles is the perfect place for it. That movie-going experience doesn’t have to be entirely state of the art, doesn't have to be digital projection. There's an atmosphere about that, and the snap crackle and pop of watching films in that way, that never goes away".

The Hot Fuzz director will host a screening of the full Planet Terror/Death Proof mash-up, complete with faux trailers (one directed by Wright), on March 8. You can book tickets here.

While chatting to Wright, we also asked about what he might be doing next. The obvious choice would be Ant Man, the adaptation of Marvel's comic book about a shrinking superhero who can communicate with insects. He's been attached to the comedy for some time.

"It could be that. I finished the script and I'm having a meeting about it next week," he said. "But it depends which comes first in the queue basically. I've been working on two at once, and I'm also about to start developing two more scripts, one of which is with Simon [Pegg]. It could be Scott Pilgrim (another comic book adaptation who must slay a girl's evil exes in order to date her) is next or it could be Ant Man, we shall see."

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The Ultimates would be a bit to unfamily frendly if you ask me it would be an 18 cert film if done like the comics it would put the studio off I would love to see it but i'm not gonna hold my breath More

Posted by Diamondback2099 at 14:41 on 14 March 2008 | Report This Post

Antman and the Avengers
Henry Pym as antman was a founder member of the Avengers so a serious tone to the Antman film may be needed unless they just start the Avengers movie with Hank as Gaintman?? More

Posted by Diamondback2099 at 14:29 on 14 March 2008 | Report This Post

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I heard Pegg and Wright were working on a sci-fi film next after their Horror and Action homages. Considering they're two of the biggest sci fi geeks in the world AND Pegg is the new Scotty, I'd be excited to see that. More

Posted by Timon at 16:55 on 20 February 2008 | Report This Post

Never mind Antman. Phone Simon Pegg. Lock yourselves in a room with some kind of writing implement and don't come out until it's done. Okay! More

Posted by Jo Wareham at 11:50 on 20 February 2008 | Report This Post

Never mind Antman. Phone Simon Pegg. Lock yourselves in a room with some kind of writing implement and don't come out until it's done. Okay! More

Posted by Jo Wareham at 11:49 on 20 February 2008 | Report This Post

Never mind AntMan. Speak to Simon Pegg. Lock yourselves in a room with some kind of writing implement and don't come out until it's done. Okay? More

Posted by Jo Wareham at 11:48 on 20 February 2008 | Report This Post

The Ultimates.
This post may sound stupid I know, but if they are going to do Ant Man properly then it cant really be a comedy. Ant Man is a BAD character, and is also part of the upcoming Avengers Film. Anyone read Ultimates? You'll know what I mean if you have. He's a wife beater and genuine arsehole. More

Posted by UGonnaBarkAllDayDog? at 09:48 on 18 February 2008 | Report This Post

The Ultimates.
This post may sound stupid I know, but if they are going to do Ant Man properly then it cant really be a comedy. Ant Man is a BAD character, and is also part of the upcoming Avengers Film. Anyone read Ultimates? You'll know what I mean if you have. He's a wife beater and genuine arsehole. More

Posted by UGonnaBarkAllDayDog? at 09:32 on 18 February 2008 | Report This Post

I am an admitted comic fan but An Man is going to have to be something truly spectacular to be anything other than a flop. the very premise of a man who can shrink due to a special gas he invents and who has a helmet to communicates with ants isn't particularly inspiring and I very much doubt is going to draw the crowds and the minturised people aspect was done years ago in Honey I Shrunk the Kids. More

Posted by sanchia at 10:37 on 17 February 2008 | Report This Post

Its going to have to be some kind of slapstick comedy version because i can't imagine Ant-Man being as successful as Spider-man somehow? More

Posted by Tombo1983 at 09:28 on 17 February 2008 | Report This Post

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Anybody know if this will be on limited release in Ireland, or is it just in the UK? More

Posted by Olaf at 22:03 on 16 February 2008 | Report This Post

CAST WILL ARNETT AS ANTMAN! More

Posted by Patrick Evans at 18:41 on 16 February 2008 | Report This Post

It' about time, hope they do a dvd reelease as well for those who don't get to see it on screen More

Posted by steveg66 at 18:23 on 16 February 2008 | Report This Post

Well, I booked my tickets! Happy to hear the Scott Pilgrim project isn't dead. Love the books, and who needs another superhero movie, right? So, Scott Pilgrim please! More

Posted by Beat Royale at 18:13 on 16 February 2008 | Report This Post

March 28th?! SWEET! That's the day after my 21st, I'll be able to actually afford it. More

Posted by deathbat6661 at 16:26 on 16 February 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Yes!
I'm seeing Grindhouse next week as part of the Glasgow FIlm Festival, so it's nice to know I'm getting a look before the offical premier.   Unless I am mistaken doesn't Wright have to deliver another film to Working Title - would have thought that was next on the list. Regardless I will see whatever he makes - one of the countries true talents. More

Posted by Rgirvan44 at 19:19 on 15 February 2008 | Report This Post

Yes!
Thank goodness we'l be able to see Grindhouse in its original form! Have a feeling that because of what occured with it being split in two, it will garner the same notoritety (and thus popularity) that Blade Runner steadily procurred over time. More

Posted by Sober at 15:55 on 15 February 2008 | Report This Post

Zzzzzz! Another story about Grindhouse. Having sat through the cr*p that was Planet Terror on DVD, I wouldn't go anywhere near a 3 hour film with two reels missing. Sorry but some of us film fans like our stories to be COMPLETE and not some w*nkfest to an artform that deservedly died out. More

Posted by hughjass at 15:49 on 15 February 2008 | Report This Post

Ant Man?
Sorry but that sound's shit, Dr Dolittle of the insect kingdom...ummm..i'll pass thanks. However that Scott Pilgrim sounds ace. Do that one Edgar....PWETTY PWEASE! More

Posted by tallaght24 at 15:32 on 15 February 2008 | Report This Post


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