Edgar Wright To Direct Sci-Fi Tale Set My Heart To Five

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by James White |
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Edgar Wright already has one film on the go – he's working (remotely) on post-production for his latest film Last Night In Soho – but that isn't stopping him from making a deal to direct something else. Wright is now attached to Set My Heart To Five.

Focus Features and Working Title Films snapped up Simon Stephenson's debut novel, which takes 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. The android's love of genre movies feels like a perfect fit for Wright, though he's not currently on to write the script – Stephenson is working on the adaptation as part of the development deal.

The book is due for launch in September, which incidentally is when we're hopefully seeing Last Night In Soho. It's currently still scheduled for 18 September in the UK, and we're keeping a fistful of fingers crossed that it stays that way.

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