Edgar Wright’s next film is set to be the “genre mashing” Baby Driver. Following his departure from Marvel’s Ant-Man due to “creative differences” the Cornetto Trilogy director will return to his partnership with Working Title Films.
Originally pitched as “a wild spin on the action and crime drama which will be set in the US” there’s no word yet on whether the film will feature long time collaborators Simon Pegg and Nick Frost.
Deadline reports that Baby Driver will be “a collision of crime, action, music and sound” with Wright the project’s sole writer. Apparently the project is being fast tracked so sounds like we can expect another flick in the vein of Hot Fuzz next year. Here’s hoping…
Marvel head honcho Kevin Feige has said he’s still keen to work with Wright after the creator of TV show Spaced walked away from Ant-Man – a project eight years in the making that was co-scripted by Joe Cornish of The Adam & Joe Show fame.
There’s a parallel here with the lukewarm box office reception to Wright’s big budget effort Scott Pilgrim vs the World which saw the Dorset born director return to Working Title to develop The World’s End.
Ant-Man’s new director Peyton Reed is currently shooting a new script ahead of release next summer. The film follows Scott Lang played by Paul Rudd. Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, the con-man must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.