Edgar Wright & David Walliam’s Animated Film in Limbo

Shadows, the DreamWorks movie that Edgar Wright and David Walliams were working on, has gone quiet...

There’s been no shortage of changes at DreamWorks Animation over the past few years, with the company now a subsidiary of Universal Studios. Assorted projects thus got canned as part of the corporate takeover, and it may just be that Shadows was one of them.

It was revealed towards the end of 2015 that Edgar Wright and David Walliams had been recruited to the studio to work on Shadows, quite possibly a project coming from the ashes of the studios’ previously-announced Me & My Shadow project.

In an interview with Collider, while on the promotional tour for his new movie, Baby Driver, Edgar Wright has now suggested that the film is stuck. It doesn’t appear entirely dead, but the signs of life are slight at best.

“Well I wrote three drafts of that,” Wright said. “But because of the whole regime change there, most of the people that hired me and David Walliams to do it don’t work there anymore. So at the moment, that’s not something that I’m necessarily attached to I think. It’s something that’s TBD,” he added.

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Which is a real pity. The thought of an Edgar Wright animated movie, co-written by one of the most popular children’s authors on the planet was a very welcome one. The only project announced by DreamWorks Animation in the past few months, meanwhile, is The Boss Baby 2.

Should Shadows come back to life, we’ll let you know.