Edgar Wright’s next film will be ‘Baby Driver’

75Some good news here folks. It looks like Edgar Wright won’t be away from screens too long now that he’s off Marvel’s Ant-Man. Apparently, he’s set his sights on making Baby Driver, a project he’s had in mind for some time. There’s not too much known about this one, but it’s apparently in the vein of his previous films like Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead, and The World’s End, though if he’s going solo on it then it could be more like Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. That’s good enough for me, regardless, as Wright is a pretty singular talent in my mind. You can see a bit more below, but I suspect we’ll hear some more about this one once Comic-Con gets underway. Count me in for whatever Baby Driver turns out to be.

Here’s the story from Deadline:

Here’s one to get the Comic-Con crowd going as things ramp up in San Diego. I’m hearing that Edgar Wright has found his next film, after stepping away from Marvel’s Ant-Man. Wright’s looking to next direct Baby Driver for Working Title Films. The project, which Wright wrote, is described to me as a collision of crime, action, music and sound. That sounds like a close cousin to the Cornetto Trilogy of films that Wright did at Working Title, but at this point at least, it doesn’t appear that Nick Frost and Simon Pegg are part of this. They made the three comedies World’s End, Hot Fuzz and Shaun Of The Dead together. Working Title partners Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner are producing with Nira Park. This is all happening on a fast track, and I will keep you posted as more details emerge. It isn’t at a studio yet, but Working Title’s deal is at Universal and so it seems natural that the film will be made there or by Focus Features, which released World’s End. CAA and Anonymous Content rep Wright.

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Written by Joey Magidson

When he’s not obsessing over new Oscar predictions on a weekly basis, Joey is seeing between 300 and 350 movies a year. He views the best in order to properly analyze the awards race/season each year, but he also watches the worst for reasons he mostly sums up as "so you all don't have to". In his spare time, you can usually find him complaining about the Jets or the Mets. Still, he lives and dies by film. Joey's a voting member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association.

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