Edgar Wright’s next film is pop-rock documentary about Sparks
IndieWire reports that director Edgar Wright is moving into the documentary genre with his next film, which tells the story of the cult pop-rock band Sparks.
Wright filmed one of the band’s concerts in London just this past May and confirmed that he was gathering archival footage of the band for the documentary, citing his love for the band as one of the reasons for choosing the documentary as his next project.
“I have been a fan of them since I saw them on Top Of The Pops in 1979 — and when I had ‘Beat The Clock’ on vinyl,” Wright told the outlet.
Formed in 1972 by Ron and Russell Mael, Sparks have been quiet hits since their beginning, landing on charts all around the world while only accumulating a cult following. They’re known for their songs “This Town Ain’t Big Enough for Both of Us” and “The Number One Song in Heaven,” as well as their albums “Lil’ Beethoven” and “Hello Young Lovers.”
The 44-year-old English director is still enjoying the success from his most recent film, Baby Driver, which hit theaters last year and grossed over $226 million at the box office and earned widespread acclaim from critics and audiences. Wright’s career has also seen successes with The Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy made up of Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and The World’s End, as well as cult hits including Scott Pilgrim vs. The World and the British sitcom Spaced.