Netflix deal for new Edgar Wright prodco
Edgar Wright and Nira Park – previously at Big Talk - have teamed up with long-term writer/director collaborator Joe Cornish and right-hand creative of ten years, Rachael Prior to set up the new company, that will have bases in London and LA.
The team will develop film and TV projects, with a Netflix deal covering three new dramas on their slate.
Lockwood & Co is a supernatural action-adventure detective series, based on the best-selling novels by Jonathan Stroud. The series will be helmed and executive produced by Cornish.
Also in conjunction with Netflix, Complete Fiction has optioned sci-fi horror trilogy, The Murders of Molly Southbourne from the novel by Tade Thompson and epic historical fantasy series, The City of Brass (The Daevabad Trilogy), from author S.A. Chakraborty.
Auteur Wright said: "This new chapter with Complete Fiction is something I have wanted to embark on for a while now. Nira has been my producer for more than 20 years, but we, along with our amazing team of long-time friends and collaborators, still share the same drive to bring original stories to the screen. Complete Fiction will be a dynamic hub for passionate creatives - somewhere they can feel nurtured and protected.”
Nira Park said: “There is so much scope to originate and be genuinely creative in both film and television, and that is more important than ever right now. A huge motivating factor in forming this new company is the chance to work with the writers and directors that inspire us across all mediums.
“Whilst we will continue to produce bold, original feature films for international audiences, we are incredibly excited about this expansion into television and can’t wait to put our distinctive stamp on longer-form story-telling. We feel very lucky to have each other, and this new company is an expression of our ambitions for the next phase of our careers, and a desire to do that together as a working family”.
Joe Cornish said: “Edgar, Nira and Rachael have felt like family to me for decades, so I’m thrilled and honoured that we’re finally moving in together and putting a sign above our front door.”
Complete Fiction is currently in post-production on Edgar Wright’s latest feature film, Last Night In Soho, which they produced with Working Title for Focus Features and Film4. Also in post is Edgar Wright’s untitled feature documentary about the band Sparks which Complete Fiction is producing with their Baby Driver partners, MRC.
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