Sony Pictures Entertainment has unleashed not one, but two trailers for fanboy favorite director Edgar Wright‘s next film, Baby Driver. Described as an “action crime musical”, it is the latest effort from the filmmaker who brought us Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, and The World’s End, and it looks fantastic!
“A talented, young getaway driver Baby (Ansel Elgort) relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. When he meets the girl of his dreams (Lily James), Baby sees a chance to ditch his criminal life and make a clean getaway. But after being coerced into working for a crime boss (Kevin Spacey), he must face the music when a doomed heist threatens his life, love and freedom.”
And here’s a rather different international trailer for the film
This film looks fantastic and I think we can all agree that Wright is better off doing his own thing. The director famously exited Marvel’s Ant-Man fairly late into pre-production. That film ultimately turned out very well, thankfully, but at the time, many lamented his departure. Me? I’d much rather see Wright spend his time making original fare like this than playing in someone else’s sandbox.
Baby Driver is the sixth feature-length film from writer/director Edgar Wright. The film is produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, and Nira Park. It stars Ansel Elgort as ‘Baby’, Lily James as ‘Deborah’, Kevin Spacey as ‘Doc’, Jon Bernthal as ‘Griff’, Eiza Gonzalez as ‘Darling’, Jon Hamm as ‘Buddy’, and. Jamie Foxx as ‘Bats’. Meryl Streep, Sky Ferreira, and Flea also appear.
Baby Driver arrives in cinemas on August 11th, 2017.