Edgar Wright’s syncopated heist action thriller “Baby Driver” scored both critical acclaim and made over $226 million worldwide from a $34 million budget – a success by any measure and certainly the beloved Wright’s biggest film to date.
Talk of a sequel followed after the release, fuelled by comments from Wright himself who said he was seriously considering the idea. Now, speaking with EW this week, he revealed that not only is it going to happen but it’s moving forward faster than anticipated:
“Those talks are already in the works. The deal is being hammered out as we speak. 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 things that I’ve been offered since [the release of Baby Driver. 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.”
While Wright will pen the film, there’s no guarantee yet that he’ll direct even if it is likely. Whether one of the other projects he’s linked to will go forward first is also a possibility. “Baby Driver” is now available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD.