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​Edgar Wright Has Finished First Draft Of Script For Baby Driver 2

​Edgar Wright Has Finished First Draft Of Script For Baby Driver 2

Edgar Wright has confirmed he's written a 'first draft' for the previously-mooted follow-up to 2017's Baby Driver.

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Baby Driver starred Ansel Elgort as a talented young getaway driver who uses the beat of his personal soundtrack to guide him as he helps a motley crew of thieves - including Jamie Foxx and Jon Hamm - to steal vast sums of money.

The film was an instant hit with critics and cinemagoers alike, racking up a score of 93 percent on review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes - with the Chicago Sun Times' Richard Roeper referring to it as 'one of the most entertaining thrill rides' of the decade.

But now it seems the long-awaited follow-up is finally on its way, as writer and director Wright - also behind Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, The World's End, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World and Ant-Man - has tackled the script for the sequel.

Baby Driver writer and director Edgar Wright. Credit: PA
Baby Driver writer and director Edgar Wright. Credit: PA
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"A first draft of Baby Driver 2 exists," Wright told Empire.

While the first film introduced the good-intentioned Baby, Wright also promised the sequel 'takes the story further'.

Wright previously revealed the studio had asked him about the possibility of writing a follow-up just a few weeks after the first film was released,.

"The studio have asked me to think about writing a sequel and it is one of the ones that I might do a sequel to because I think there's somewhere more to go with it in terms of the characters," he said in an Empire podcast.

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"I sort of have an idea that if you did another [film] you would subvert his involvement in the crime in a different way so he's not the apprentice anymore."

Last July, he then confirmed a sequel was 'already in the works' in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, saying: "The deal is being hammered out as we speak. So, hopefully, I'm going to at least write a second one. I've definitely got lots of ideas.

"Whether it's the next movie, I don't know. I'm just working that out at the moment, actually."

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In a more recent interview with the film magazine, Wright revealed he's also busy with another forthcoming project, which will shoot this summer and is based on a screenplay co-written by Krysty Wilson-Cairns (Penny Dreadful).

Citing both Don't Look Now and Roman Polanski's Repulsion as influences, he explained it will be a psychological horror-thriller starring a female lead.

"I realised I had never made a film about central London - specifically Soho, somewhere I've spent a huge amount of time in the last 25 years," Wright said.

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"With Hot Fuzz and Shaun Of The Dead you make movies about places you've lived in. This movie is about the London I've existed in."

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Topics: TV and Film, UK Entertainment, US Entertainment

Jess Hardiman

Jess is a journalist at LADbible who graduated from Manchester University with a degree in Film Studies, English Language and Linguistics - indecisiveness at its finest, right there. She also works for FOODbible and its sister page Seitanists, which are both a safe haven for her to channel a love for homemade pasta, fennel and everything else in between. You can contact Jess at [email protected]