Edgar Wright and Nira Park launch production company with 3 Netflix projects
James R | On 20, May 2020
Edgar Wright and a veritable who’s-who of the British film and TV industry have teamed up to launch a new production company – and already have 3 projects in the works at Netflix.
The Baby Driver and Hot Fuzz director has teamed up with Nira Park (founder of Big Talk), director Joe Cornish (Attack the Block) and long-term collaborator and Big Talk veteran Rachael Prior to launch Complete Fiction. The London and LA-based firm will work across film and TV, with Wright aiming to produce shows and movies from up-and-coming creatives. First up, though, are three new series for Netflix.
Cornish will direct and exec-produce Lockwood & Co., a supernatural detective series based on Jonathan Stroud’s novels.
The company has also optioned two other properties: The Murders of Molly Southbourne, a sci-fi horror trilogy by Tade Thompson, and The City of Brass, a historical fantasy series inspired by Islamic folklore from SA Chakraborty.
Wright’s next feature film, Last Night in Soho, is also in post-production under the Complete Fiction banner, having been produced with Working Title for Focus Features and Film4.
Wright said in a statement: “This new chapter with Complete Fiction is something I have wanted to embark on for a while now. Nira has been my producer now 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. I’ve been lucky enough to always have this team around me who have advocated for my voice and vision as a filmmaker, and I’m excited to bring new stories into the world and be part of making that happen for the next generation.”
Park added: “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. While 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”.
Cornish commented: “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.”
Photo: Complete Fiction (via Screen Daily)