Edgar Wright to Direct Sci-Fi ‘Grasshopper Jungle’ for Sony

Edgar Wright is set to direct “Grasshopper Jungle” for Sony Pictures.

Scott Rosenberg is penning the script and will produce along with Matt Tolmach and Nira Park.

Based on the young adult novel by Andrew Smith, the film will tell the story of a boy and his friends who inadvertently cause a genetically engineered plague that unleashes giant praying mantises that they must battle.

Wright will direct this after he finishes helming “Baby Driver” for Working Title. That makes two films he has lined up to direct since he exited Marvel’s “Ant-Man.”

Wright is repped by CAA, Anonymous Content and Independent Talent Group.

Deadline Hollywood first reported the news.

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