Ansel Elgort Reveals ‘Baby Driver 2’ Is Close To Starting

Alfie PowellAlfie Powell in Entertainment, Film
Published 30.07.19
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In what will be his first ever cinematic sequel, Edgar Wright revealed that there are now plans for a second Baby Driver film.

It’s exciting news since Baby Driver was pretty great and we’d all love to know what happened to Baby – or Miles – after he got out of prison.

Speaking to Empire, the Hot Fuzz director said:

A first draft of Baby Driver 2 exists.

He continued, saying that a whole host of new characters will be in it, which is hardly surprising considering about two lasted from the first instalment.

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I suspect there will be a distinct lack of Kevin Spacey too. I know that he wouldn’t be in this film anyway, but any possibility of a flashback scene has been well and truly mooted… hence the cover image.

Wright went on the say that while Baby Driver 2 was more or less in the works, it won’t be his next film to be released in cinemas.

Instead, we can expect a psychological thriller set in London from him, as he lists his influences as Don’t Look Now and Roman Polanski’s Repulsion.

He said:

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.

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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.

The as-yet-untitled film hasn’t got much going for it, in the way of details, but it is being written by Penny Dreadful staff writer Krysty Wilson-Cairns alongside Wright himself.

Building on that, star Ansel Elgort has revealed that the script has been shared with him. Speaking to MTV he said:

[Wright] has shared [the script] with me. Yes, I think it’s going to happen. I think there will be a [sequel].

It has a different title, actually. You’re going to have to have to ask Edgar that, though.

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When asked whether the film had gone into pre-production yet, Elgort simply said “maybe”. Hmmmmm…

Back to Edgar, previously speaking about potential plot devices for Baby Driver 2, he said:

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.

I assumed he was done with crime, really? Not the type to start running his own syndicate. Maybe he’d get into stunt driving, sort of like a reverse Drive. Ha. Reverse.

We’ll let you know more when we learn something…

Images via Lionsgate, Getty

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