Edgar Wright teams up with Kingsman's Jane Goldman for new thriller The Chain
Edgar Wright has signed on to direct an adaptation of hit thriller The Chain.
Wright, who is currently in post-production on his new psychological horror Last Night In Soho, will direct, working from a script from writer Jane Goldman, who has adapted author Adrian McKinty's novel.
The Chain follows young mother Rachel, who learns that her 11-year-old daughter has been kidnapped.
In order to get her daughter back, the only thing she can do is to kidnap another child.
Once she has done that, her daughter will be released only when that next victim’s parents kidnap another child.
If she fails to do so, or if that child’s parents don’t kidnap a child, her daughter will be murdered. Thus building a very grim chain.
There is no release date or cast details for the film at present.
Last Night In Soho, which Wright has written alongside Penny Dreadful scribe Krysty Wilson-Cairn, will star Anya Taylor-Joy, best known for her roles in Split and Thoroughbreds.
As well as Taylor-Joy, the film also stars well as Diana Rigg, Terence Stamp and Rita Tushingham, Michael Ajao, Synnøve Karlsen, Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie and Matt Smith.
Last Night In Solo is billed as a psychological horror, set in the heart of London. It was originally due for release in September, but will now hit UK cinemas on April 23rd in 2021.
The Chain joins Wright's growing list of projects, which also includes a sequel to Baby Driver.