Dec 062017

Edgar Wright needs no introduction. The man who has earlier given us movies like ‘Grindhouse’, ‘The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn’, ‘Shaun of the Dead’ and ‘Scott Pilgrim vs. the World’; you can expect nothing but the best from him. The insane success of his 2017 release ‘Baby Driver’ only goes on to prove the same.

Edgar Wright Teases With Sequel After Success Of 'Baby Driver'© Reuters

It’s not a superhero movie, neither a sequel to any hit franchise; which seemed to be a success mantra looming heavily on Hollywood this year. The story was pretty simple, yet managed to strike the right chord with the audience. Ansel Elgort did a fabulous job as the talented (obsessed with music) getaway driver Baby who drives around bank robbers after getting forced into working for a crime boss, played by Kevin Spacey. How he fights for his life, love and freedom; weaves the rest of the plot.   

Edgar Wright Teases With Sequel After Success Of 'Baby Driver'© media rights capital

In fact, while most of you are yet to watch ‘Baby Driver’, a movie that smashed all box-office records this year, director Edgar Wright is already out with news about a sequel. Although it’s not confirmed whether Wright will don the director’s hat for the sequel or not, he sure plans to write the screenplay. Wright recently revealed that Sony approached him for a sequel.   

“The deal is being hammered out as we speak,” Wright told Entertainment Weekly. He further teased us by saying, “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. I have a couple of things that I’ve been developing, and also a couple of new ideas that I had, and all the nice things that I’ve been offered since (the release of ‘Baby Driver’).” Here’s the trailer of the first installment.

This movie was made on a budget of $34 million, ‘Baby Driver’ earned $226 million globally, making it one of 2017’s biggest success. While Wright did a fantastic job with the film, a huge deal of credit also goes to the ensemble cast of the film – Ansel Elgort, Jon Hamm, Lily James, Kevin Spacey, Jamie Foxx and Jon Bernthal.

Edgar Wright Teases With Sequel After Success Of 'Baby Driver'© media rights capital

So, while we don’t know what the movie will be named – ‘Baby Driver 2’ or ‘Return of Baby Driver’ or ‘Baby Driver Does It Again’ or whatever, we are already rooting for the sequel.  

While speaking about his next film, he said that he wants to roll it out as soon as possible. “I would like to get back on the saddle very shortly, because – slightly beyond my control – but there was four years between ‘The World’s End’ and ‘Baby Driver’. I don’t want it to be that long again. I would love to have a film out in the next two years”. So does that mean we can expect the ‘Baby Driver’ sequel anytime soon?

Edgar Wright Teases With Sequel After Success Of 'Baby Driver'© media rights capital

Those who have seen the movie will know that it had a vague ending, where Baby was seen reuniting with his girlfriend Deborah, after serving time for his crimes in prison, but was that for real? The movie left the audience confused, urging them to imagine or interpret what really happened. The struggle of waiting for this sequel is real and only the ‘Baahubali’ fans will realize how true these words are. We waited for two years, scratching our heads wondering “Why Katappa killed Baahubali?”

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