Often in films, ghosts are portrayed as evil, vengeful beings that want nothing more than to haunt little children and ruin the lives of people who just wanted to buy a nice, fixer-upper Victorian home. But in the upcoming film from Edgar Wright, “Stage 13,” the ghost isn’t actually all that bad.
That’s right, Edgar Wright has a new film project that he is set to direct, titled “Stage 13,” according to Deadline. The film, which Wright will also develop and executive produce alongside writer Simon Rich, is based on a short story from Rich and follows the (after)life of a ghost of a silent film actress that haunts the title stage. And when the ghost meets a struggling director, the unlikely duo develops a friendship and work together to make their mark on the world.
Wright is currently putting the finishing touches on his next feature, “Last Night in Soho.” That film was expected to be released this fall but with the COVID-19 pandemic ruining everything, the film was pushed until next spring by Focus Features. But the pandemic isn’t slowing Wright down. In addition to ‘Soho,’ the filmmaker recently signed a big production deal with Netflix where he will produce a number of TV series. And he also recently signed on to direct a new film, titled “The Chain,” which is written by Jane Goldman.
Even though Wright is the name that might excite film fans most of all, you can’t count out the fact that Simon Rich is penning the feature. In his early-20s, Rich became one of the youngest writers ever for “Saturday Night Live.” Since then, he’s written a number of projects, including series such as “Man Seeking Woman” and “Miracle Workers.” Rich is also the writer of the upcoming Seth Rogen feature, “An American Pickle.”
There’s no timetable for when we might see “Stage 13,” but at least we know that there’s going to be plenty of Edgar Wright goodness coming to our screens over the next several years.