It’s been a few months now since Edgar Wright bid Ant-Man adieu, and news is starting to pop up as to what his next project is going to be. Back in 2008, Working Title signed Wright to write and direct two movies: The World’s End, which got made, and Baby Driver, which was actually supposed to come first but, for whatever reason, fell to the wayside. It’s back now though, and looking like the next project Wright will be taking on.
We don’ know much about Baby Driver, though back in 2008 it was described as “a wild spin on the action/crime genre that will be set in the US,” and is said to be “a collision of crime, action, music and sound” in the same vein as his Cornetto Trilogy (though there’s no word yet on Simon Pegg and Nick Frost’s involvement).
This is great news. While many of us were excited to see him smear his unique brand of genius all over Marvel, at least we won’t be left completely Wrightless. The man makes movies in a way that very few people do (or ever have), and his is an important presence to have in an industry that loves to homogenize for marketability’s sake. If you haven’t sen this video by the absolutely fantastic Tony Zhou, it describes perfectly just how unique Wright’s work is, and why it’s so engaging.
Via Deadline, with a H/T to Harold Hill.
Vivian Kane is wondering if it’s obvious that this whole piece was just an excuse to post that video she’s been sitting on. No? Cool.