July 25, 2014 3:18pm PT by Rebecca Ford
Edgar Wright to Direct YA Adaptation 'Grasshopper Jungle'
Former Ant-Man director Edgar Wright has been tapped by Sony to helm Grasshopper Jungle, an adaptation of the YA novel by Andrew Smith.
Wright, who left Marvel's Ant-Man over creative differences in May, will direct Grasshopper Jungle from a script by Scott Rosenberg (Beautiful Girls).
Rosenberg also is producing with Matt Tolmach and Nira Park.
Smith's book, which hit shelves in February 2014 via Dutton Children's, follows a teen in Ealing, Iowa, as he and his friends accidentally unleashed an unstoppable army of six-foot-tall praying mantises.
Wright, whose previous films include The World's End and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, is repped by CAA, Anonymous Content and Nelson Davis Wetzstein.