Edgar Wright Has Decided on His First Post ‘Ant-Man’ Film
It’s been a tough summer for Edgar Wright, but if you think dropping out of ‘Ant-Man‘ after nurturing it for nearly a decade would put one of the greatest modern filmmakers in a rut, you’d be mistaken. Although the details are unknown, it’s been revealed that Wright is already diving into his next project. All we have right now is a title: ‘Baby Driver.’
The news comes from Deadline, who don’t know much about the project except that Wright wrote the script, his frequent collaborators Simon Pegg and Nick Frost don’t seem to be involved, and that the film is described as “…a collision of crime, action, music and sound.” That’s not much to go on, but let’s be honest — all you have to say to sell us on ‘Baby Driver’ is say “It’s the new Edgar Wright movie.”
Before the entire ‘Ant-Man’ debacle (and we still don’t know the whole story of what went on with that), Wright won a passionate following with ‘Scott Pilgrim vs. the World’ and his “Cornetto Trilogy” consisting of ‘Shaun of the Dead,’ ‘Hot Fuzz’ and ‘The World’s End.’ Although none of his films have been major hits, few directors working today have built up so much goodwill. If we’re going to be perfectly honest, we’d rather see Wright make a completely original movie than play in the heavily-monitored Marvel sandbox. At least now we have the chance to even think about looking on the bright side of Wright falling out with Marvel.
We’ll keep you updated when we learn more about this mystery film.