Edgar Wright’s Next Project Involves Giant Praying Mantises, Horny Teens

Good news for young men dealing with their burgeoning sexuality and also giant bugs: Edgar Wright is making a movie just for you. The Hollywood Reporter brings news that the Baby Driver director is in talks with New Regency to next direct Grasshopper Jungle, an adaptation of Andrew Smith’s 2014 young-adult novel of the same name.

The film’s script is coming from Scott Rosenberg, the all-over-the-place writer of Con Air, Gone in Sixty Seconds, High Fidelity, Kangaroo Jack, and, soon, Venom. The story sees a horny Iowa teen dealing with his feelings of attraction toward both his male best friend and his girlfriend. It also sees him dealing with a plague of large, man-eating praying mantises. So, Y Tu Mamá ‘Them!’?

  • HalSolo

    The book is awesome, Edgar Wright is awesome, that Y TU MAMA, THEM! joke is awesome. Nothing about this article sucks.

    • Jolie Rogers

      You beat me to everything I had to say, but at least it took you two comments to do it.

      • HalSolo

        The passing of John Vernon has made it hard for me to focus in general. But seriously, that GRASSHOPPER JUNGLE book is great.

  • HalSolo

    I hate to nitpick but he’s writing VENOM, not VENON. However, I could split the difference and assume Sony’s producing a big budget biopic about John VERNON.