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.
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.
“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.
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.“
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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