In what will be his first fully animated feature debut, the Shaun Of The Dead director is taking on DreamWorks Animation’s shadowy pic. The Jeffrey Katzenberg-run toon studio announced today that Edgar Wright will helm and co-write a as yet-untitled feature “centered on the concept of shadows.” No release date has been set.

This effort co-written by David Walliams is not a revamping on the long-on-hold Me & My Shadow feature, sources say, but something entirely original dealing with a the same basic concept. “Edgar will spearhead a new approach to this fascinating concept, and we’re ecstatic to have him onboard as director along with David as co-writer,” DreamWorks Animation’s Co-Presidents of Feature Animation Bonnie Arnold and Mireille Soria said Thursday. “We’ve always been intrigued by a film concept involving shadows, and now with Edgar’s signature comedic style and abilities as a natural storyteller, audiences will be treated to a truly captivating and energetic tale.”

Doi
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Yeah. Hows that rock you've been living under the past 10 year?
Ed
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Dreamworks Animation is still a thing?
Anonymously
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Wright would be great for the "Beasts of Burden" project, too. Whatever happened to that?

While the Shadows project is the first completely animated feature Wright will direct, The Adventures of Tintin writer is working on the live-action/animated hybrid Fortunately, the Milk with Johnny Depp starring and producing.

“My first endeavors in filmmaking as a teenager were in animation, so it was hugely intriguing to get a call from DreamWorks Animation about potentially directing,” Wright said in a statement. “When the Shadows concept was suggested to me, I could see the poster, the title sequence and
pretty much the whole movie. It’s a blast writing this and to have one of my oldest friends in comedy, David Walliams, along for the adventure is a thrill.”

Wright is repped by CAA, Independent Talent Group and Anonymous Content. Little Britain c0-creator and co-star and Britain’s Got Talent judge Walliams is repped by CAA and Troika.