British filmmaker Edgar Wright is teaming up once again with long-term writer/director collaborator Joe Cornish to launch a new production company. The new company will be called Complete Fiction and they will be also joined by fellow Baby Driver architect Nira Park and Rachael Prior senior right-hand creative of ten years.
Complete Fiction will be based in both London and Los Angeles, with 20 plus years experience between them all. They will work on film as well as Television which was where Wright, Cornish and Parks started. As part of the company launch, they are already working with Netflix to develop three new series.
They all came together over a shared vision, not only for the type of stories they were drawn to, but the way in which they wanted to make them. It also marks a decision by Wright to diversify his creative efforts and to take on producing roles on shows and movies by the next generation of writers and directors he wants to help nurture.
The first project is Lockwood & Co, 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, they have also optioned the sci-fi horror trilogy, The Murders of Molly Southbourne from Arthur C. Clarke award-winning novelist, Tade Thompson and epic historical fantasy series inspired by Islamic folklore, The City of Brass (The Daevabad Trilogy) from author S.A. Chakraborty.
“This new chapter with Complete Fiction is something I have wanted to embark on for a while now”. commented Edgar Wright. “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. 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.”
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”.
“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.” said Joe Cornish.
Complete Fiction are 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.