DreamWorks Animation is making a film about shadows…again. The studio says that while it’s “a new approach to a previously developed concept,” the new film should not be considered a reboot of the abandoned Me and My Shadow, which was, at various times, to have been directed by Mark Dindal and Alessandro Carloni.

The new untitled project, based on the concept of shadows, will mark the feature animation directorial debut of Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World), who will also co-write the film with fellow Brit, comedian and best-selling children’s book author David Walliams. Wright previously co-write the screenplay for Steven Spielberg’s animated feature The Adventures of Tintin.

“Edgar will spearhead a new approach to this fascinating concept,” said DreamWorks’ feature animation co-presidents Bonnie Arnold and Mireille Soria. “We’ve always been intrigued by a film concept involving shadows, and now with Edgar’s signature comedic style and abilities as a natural storyteller, audiences will be treated to a truly captivating and energetic tale.”

Wright indicated in yesterday’s press statement that the idea was presented to him by the studio. “It was hugely intriguing to get a call from DreamWorks Animation about potentially directing,” he said. “When the Shadows concept was suggested to me, I could see the poster, the title sequence and pretty much the whole movie. It’s a blast writing this and to have one of my oldest friends in comedy, David Walliams, along for the adventure is a thrill.”

DreamWorks Animation’s head of development Gregg Taylor and development executive Damon Ross will oversee the project for the studio.