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J.J. Abrams and Edgar Wright are two filmmakers with formidable legions of fans, and deservedly so. Abrams of course created 'Lost,' and 'Alias' as well as directing the wildly successful 'Star Trek' reboot, while Wright gave us the likes of 'Shaun of the Dead,' 'Hot Fuzz,' and 'Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.' Now it appears these two titans of geekery are joining forces for 'Collider.' Little is known about the Paramount project other than that it will be a sci-fi film that Wright will direct and Abrams will produce through Bad Robot. Wright is co-writing the film with 'I Am Legend's Mark Protosevich. Abrams is currently finishing up 'Star Trek 2' while Wright is working on the finale of the Three Flavors Cornetto Trilogy with 'The World's End' starring, once again, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost.
Obviously I am excited about this, because I am a movie geek with a pulse. How could you not be thrilled by a Abrams/Wright team-up? True, Abrams is merely producing, but that does little to curb my enthusiasm. It will obviously be more exciting to talk about this project once we have the slightest inkling as to what it's about. My only concern for 'Collider' is that I hope that it does not interfere with 'Ant-Man.' Wright's long-gestating contribution to the Marvel film canon is still very much in the fetal stages, he just showed test footage during Comic-Con, and I am concerned that he will try to squeeze in 'Collider' between 'The World's End' and 'Ant-Man;' further delaying the latter. It's crazy because I'm not even a big fan of the character, but I'm desperately intrigued by what Wright might do with him.
What do you guys think? Are you excited for 'Collider?' Do you think Wright is spreading himself too thin?