Edgar Wright is finally rebounding from the Ant-Man fiasco, getting back on the horse and making a new movie. His last, The World’s End, was a summer tonic in 2013, butAnt-Man has made fans feel like it’s been ages since we’ve seen a new Wright film. Fortunately, he’s resurrecting an old project and reuniting with some old friends.
Deadline reports that Edgar Wright is reuniting with Working Title Films for Baby Driver. We heard about this project years ago as something Wright would tackle after completing the Cornetto trilogy that included Shaun Of The Dead, Hot Fuzz and The World’s End. Deadline describes the mystery project as “a collision of crime, action, music and sound” and claims Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are not currently involved, but, come on, they totally will be. For that matter, you can bet your sweet ass Bill Nighy will show up as well.
So, what is this? We have a title, a director and a vague description that makes it sound a lot like all of Wright’s films. Knowing his many inspirations, it’s fun to speculate that he won’t be mocking a genre but actually partaking in it – “laughs” seem to be missing from Deadline’s synopsis. Maybe it’s something more fantastical, in the vein of one of Wright’s favorites, the obscure cop movie Super Fuzz – watching that film today definitely gives you an idea as to Wright’s inspirations.