Edgar Wright Has Finished First Draft Of Script For Baby Driver 2
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Edgar Wright has confirmed he's written a 'first draft' for the previously-mooted follow-up to 2017's Baby Driver.
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.
"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.
"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."
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.
"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."