Scott Pilgrim director Edgar Wright has been working on an Ant-Man movie treatment for a while. In a recent interview, Wright revealed that he's penning a second draft and that his take on the diminutive superhero is more espionage-oriented.
In an interview with Vanity Fair, Wright explained that his interpretation of Ant-Man is more of a heist caper than your average cape flick:
Not at all! I had a copy of the Tales to Astonish comic from the early 60s, which has his origin story. And I've been a fan ever since. I think it's a really interesting high-concept idea. [...] I know there's a big stigma attached to it, mostly because every movie about shrinking has been about people in peril. I think it'd be great to do a shrinking film about a bad-ass secret agent. [...] Even something like The Incredible Shrinking Man, which is a fantastic film, is about a guy in trouble. But this is going to be nothing like that. It's essentially a high-tech spy heist film with somebody with a very particular power.
Stealing? Spy action? That sounds less like O.G. Ant-Man Hank Pym and more like Eric O'Grady a.k.a. the Irredeemable Ant-Man a.k.a. the scumbag former S.H.I.E.L.D. agent who appropriated the Ant-Man tech and used it to become a Peeping Tom.