Long before he was directing cult movies like Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Edgar Wright was a part of the cult British television series Spaced. But might a return to television work be in the cards for the auteur? If Frank Darabont has anything to do with it, then yes.
Darabont, who is currently manning The Walking Dead, apparently offered Wright the chance to direct an episode during season two. "Frank asked me to do a Walking Dead, actually," Wright told fans at SXSW this weekend. "But I feel that there’s some subject matter that, like, even though it’d be great -- and I love that show: I actually watched four of the six episodes uninterrupted in one run; it was like zombie Pringles -- I think that with something like that, with some TV shows, you wanna be in on the ground floor."
Translation: Wright doesn't want to ride on the coattails of The Walking Dead, and/or screw up what the show is already doing so well. Or, as Wright himself put it, he doesn't want to "f*ck it up." Too bad -- it looks like we can only imagine Wright's sensibilities adding a bit of levity to the very serious AMC zombie hit.