Edgar Wright's Baby Driver gets a gripping first trailer

Mike P Williams
Contributor

The first trailer for ‘Baby Driver’ has made its way online and it’s given us a taste of what we can expect for the upcoming movie.

Director Edgar Wright returns to the film world four years since his last flick, ‘The World’s End’, that was released in 2013 as the concluding instalment of his famed Cornetto Trilogy.

Having risen to fame with television series ‘Spaced’, starring Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, and Jessica Hynes, this signifies Wright’s first big Hollywood movie, having helmed smaller, indie movies such as ‘Shaun of the Dead’, ‘Hot Fuzz’, and ‘Scott Pilgrim vs. the World’.

Credit: Big Talk Productions

Starring Ansel Elgort, Lily James, Kevin Spacey, Jamie Foxx, and Jon Hamm, this crime-thriller is Wright’s first movie since the ‘Ant-Man’ debacle. After signing on to direct the Marvel movie, he dramatically left the project, citing creative differences. Disputes allegedly arose after script issues saw he and Disney sever ties, even though the writer-director had penned the screenplay which wasn’t to their liking.

‘Baby Driver’ focuses on Baby (Elgort), a young, talented getaway driver who’s coerced into doing one last job for crime boss Doc (Spacey). Before he knows it, and in a last-gasp attempt to ‘get out’, he becomes embroiled in a heist doomed to fail, while putting his new love Deborah (James) in jeopardy.

Eiza González and Jon Hamm in ‘Baby Driver’ (Sony Pictures)

As we can see from the first footage, it’s got a ‘Fast and Furious’ meets ‘Drive’ feel to it. Mix in a good helping of wit and comedy, and Wright’s first major film could indeed be a crowd-pleaser.

Fans will be happy to see the cult filmmaker back in the director’s chair since ‘Ant-Man’ likely left a sour taste in his mouth.

However, it looks like Wright has come back stronger, with a stellar cast that boasts a mix of youth and experience, as well as an array of talent that’ll hopefully deliver on his unique stylings and sensibility.

‘Baby Driver’ is in UK cinemas on 16 August.

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