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Oliver Gettell
November 19, 2015 AT 10:11 PM EST

Edgar Wright is working on a shadowy new project.

The Shaun of the Dead and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World helmer has signed on to direct and co-write an animated movie “centered on the concept of shadows,” DreamWorks Animation announced Thursday.

The untitled project, described as “a new approach to a previously developed concept,” will mark Wright’s first time making an animated feature. He’s co-writing with comedian and children’s book author David Walliams.

The new film does not yet have a release date, and plot details have yet to be revealed.

Known for his fast-paced, visually rich, genre-bending aesthetic, Wright said in the announcement that his “first endeavors in film-making as a teenager were in animation, so it was hugely intriguing to get a call from DreamWorks Animation about potentially directing.” He added, “When the Shadows concept was suggested to me, I could see the poster, the title sequence and pretty much the whole movie.”

DreamWorks Animation previously developed a project called Me and My Shadow and offered a glimpse of artwork in 2012, but it never came to fruition.

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