Edgar Wright (‘Hot Fuzz,’ ‘Shaun of the Dead,’ ‘Scott Pilgrim vs. the World’) is teaming up with DreamWorks Animation to direct and co-write an original animated feature centred on the concept of shadows.

The untitled project is a new approach to ‘Me and My Shadow,’ DreamWorks Animation’s previously developed concept, which was about Shadow Stan, an incredibly frustrated shadow that yearns for a more dynamic life but happens to be stuck with Stanley Grubb, the world’s most boring human.

Wright will co-write the screenplay with comedian and author David Walliams (‘Little Britain’).

“My first endeavours in film-making as a teenager were in animation, so it was hugely intriguing to get a call from DreamWorks Animation about potentially directing,” said Wright. “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.”

“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,” said DreamWorks Animation’s Co-Presidents of Feature Animation Bonnie Arnold and Mireille Soria. “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.”