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Peyton Reed to Direct Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man,’ Adam McKay to Rewrite Script

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Just a week after Adam McKay dropped out of talks to replace Edgar Wright as director of Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man,’ he gets attached to rewrite the script and director Peyton Reed takes over the project.

Marvel has confirmed that director Peyton Reed will direct Paul Rudd and Michael Douglass in the ‘Ant-Man’ movie that is due out in theaters on July 17, 2015. Reed is primarily known for directing comedies such as ‘Yes Man,’ ‘Bring It On,’ ‘The Break-Up’ and ‘Down with Love.’

McKay, who opted not to direct due to other projects, will be on board to rewrite the script written by Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish. Marvel provided a brief synopsis of the film’s story:

“Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang (Rudd) must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym (Douglas), protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.”

Being that this will be Reed’s first action-adventure film, and that he’s taken over a project that was already in pre-production, we’re interested in seeing how he’ll handle ‘Ant-Man.’

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