Edgar Wright, whose last film Baby Driver was a runaway success in 2017 with $226.9 million earned on a budget of just $34 million, has revealed what his next film will be. Talking to Empire magazine, the filmmaker says his new project is a psychological horror thriller set in London and starring a female lead.
Citing Don’t Look Now and Roman Polanski’s Repulsion as influences, Edgar Wright’s next film “is about the London I’ve existed in.” He adds: “I realized 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.”
The movie will shoot this summer from a screenplay co-written by Krysty Wilson-Cairns (Penny Dreadful).
And what about a sequel to Baby Driver? Wright says it’s in the works. “A first draft of Baby Driver 2 exists,” he confirms, adding that it “takes the story further.”
In Baby Driver, Baby (Ansel Elgort) is a talented, young getaway driver who relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. When he meets the girl of his dreams (Lily James), he sees a chance to ditch his criminal life and make a clean getaway. But after being coerced into working for a crime boss (Kevin Spacey), Baby must face the music when a doomed heist threatens his life, love and freedom.