The man behind the camera on Spaced, Sean of the Dead, and Hot Fuzz has a new movie on the way, and here’s it’s final trailer.
Edgar Wright has moved on from his early days working on UK TV shows to become a highly-regarded comedy movie director. He’s gone from shows like Alexei Sayle’s Merry-go-round, Is It Bill Bailey? and the classic Pegg/Frost comedy Spaced, to creating some of the most-loved funny films of the last decade-or-so.
His long-gestating, and eventually unsuccessful, attempt to bring Ant-Man to the big screen notwithstanding, it’s been an impressive development. However, though many of his original concepts for the Marvel movie appear to have been retained by the eventual director, Peyton Reed, that career speed-bump left semi-successful cult favourite, Scott Pilgrim, as his only major film outside of the so-called ‘Cornetto Trilogy’ created with Pegg.
That’s all to change with the upcoming release of Baby Driver.
The respect with which Wright is regarded is perhaps best illustrated by that film’s cast. Fronted by Lily James, of War & Peace and Downton Abbey fame; Kevin Spacey (House of Cards); John Hamm (Mad Men); Jamie Foxx (Ray); John Bernthal (Daredevil, The Punisher), Elza Gonzales (From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series) and Ansel Edsort (The Fault In Our Stars), it is due in US and UK cinemas on June 28rd.
Here’s the final trailer for the movie… It’s very cool.
It looks to fairly faithfully follow Wright’s stylistic tendency to mix comedy, often brutal action, and music to great effect in its bank robbery tale.
Here’s the synopsis:
“A young and talented getaway driver named Baby (Ansel Elgort) relies on the personal beat of his preferred soundtrack to be the best in the world of crime. 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 mysterious criminal (Kevin Spacey), he must face the music when an ill-fated heist threatens his life, love and chance of freedom.”
So expect, like Scott Pilgrim, an amazing soundtrack and plenty of eye-catching visuals helping to push the film along. Baby Driver certainly doesn’t look afraid to flex its genre muscles along the way, and will no doubt visually and spiritually reference many much-loved heist movies. Frankly, we have no problem with that.
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