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Edgar Wright on the set of Star Trek Into Darkness

Edgar Howard Wright (born 18 April 1974; age 42) is an English film and television director and writer, best known for his collaborations with actor and writer Simon Pegg. He visited the set of Star Trek Into Darkness and directed a second unit shot of Klingons being massacred for the film. (Empire issue 300, page 73, cover date July 2014)

Wright's first collaboration with Pegg was on the 1996 TV series Asylum: the two teamed up again on the TV series Spaced, which was broadcast from 1999 to 2001. The two reunited for the 2004 romantic zombie comedy Shaun of the Dead, the 2007 action comedy Hot Fuzz, and 2013's The World's End, collectively known as the "Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy" or "Blood and Ice Cream trilogy".

Wright is also known for directing the 2010 comic book adaptation Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, and for co-writing the 2011 film version of The Adventures of Tintin, which also featured Pegg. He was also the initial writer and director of the Marvel Comics adaptation Ant-Man, but left the project due to creative differences with Marvel.

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