Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver is already the director’s most successful film to date, with a $76 million worldwide take so far on a budget of $34 million. But the movie has yet to open in a bunch of countries, including Germany, Brazil, Japan, and more (it only just had its Australian premiere, courtesy of George Miller). So, to get more bods in theater seats, Universal has released the entire opening bank heist and car chase scene from the movie on YouTube. Even if you’ve already seen the movie, you gotta watch this again. And turn your volume up.
You know an Edgar Wright film when you see one, even if Simon Pegg isn’t nearby — the distinctive (and often heartfelt) sense of humor, the impressive editing, the momentum, and the predictably awesome soundtrack, all working in time to deliver a film that’s remarkably poignant for such a well-oiled machine. Baby Driver might not be quite what you’re expecting from the director of Scott Pilgrim and Shaun of the Dead, and yet it’s entirely what you’re hoping to see. Despite some of its unexpected qualities and low-key visual style, it is perhaps the most Edgar Wright film to date.
Hot off of musical heist caper Baby Driver, Ansel Elgort has already lined up his next project. The actor and EDM artist will be starring as a young mid-twenties John F. Kennedy, yes, that John F. Kennedy, in a movie about the former president’s bravery in the South Pacific during World War II.
As the new trailer proudly proclaims (as well it should), Baby Driver is currently sitting at 100 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, which will likely push Edgar Wright’s latest to the top of many must-see summer movie lists. That rare critical consensus could change when Baby Driver hits theaters in a few weeks, but trust us on this: You’re going to want this movie in front of your eyeballs (and in your ears) as soon as humanly possible.
Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver is going to be a sight to behold, simply because it’s two hours of ridiculously cool car stunts seen through Wright’s one-of-a-kind directing style. Also Jon Hamm, Ansel Elgort, and Kevin Spacey are in it, so why is it even a question? Of course we’re all going. A new featurette showcases the lengths all the stars went to in order to make the car stunts look as mind-boggling as possible.
Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver is one of our most anticipated movies of the year, every piece of promotional material just gets us more excited. Wright shared a brand-new TV spot today that features plenty of praise from critics along with some crazy new footage and Kevin Spacey, having the time of his life acting especially villainous.
Valued readers of ScreenCrush: I had the good fortune of catching an early screening of Edgar Wright’s new picture Baby Driver just last night, and while I have been sworn to semi-secrecy, I can safely and gladly echo the sentiments of my esteemed colleague Britt and affirm that holy biscuits is it good. It is a damn fine moving picture. I won’t say much more than that, and luckily, I don‘t have to because today brings the arrival of a new trailer for the high-octane crime thriller. Comin’ in hot, wheels skidding in a perfectly narrow drift, the trailer arrives with the hyperkinetic editing and blazing soundtrack cuts that make this movie such an unfettered joy.