Edgar Wright’s film Baby Driver stands as one of the year’s best-reviewed films, and with a box office haul in excess of $225 million, it’s not surprising that there are plans for a sequel. Wright sat down with Entertainment Weekly to talk about the film’s success, and he was asked about a follow-up.
With no current filmmaking plans in place, Wright has his eyes set on a sequel at some point.
“Those talks are already in the works,” Wright said. “The deal is being hammered out as we speak. So, hopefully, I’m going to at least write a second one [Baby Driver film]. I’ve definitely got lots of ideas. Whether it’s the next movie, I don’t know.”
Wright was also asked about working with Kevin Spacey on the film. The director spoke openly about the actor, who was at the centre of a sexual harassment/misconduct scandal in October.
“The truth of it is that I only had a professional experience with him and I wasn’t aware of any misconduct during production,” Wright said. “I’m as troubled and distressed as I’m sure you are by the accounts that have come out in the last five weeks. All I can really do is offer my support to the victims that have come forward and be aggrieved on their behalf…I don’t want to appear insensitive in any way, but I really have to celebrate the incredible work of my cast and crew. I would be nothing without them and I don’t want them to be tarnished by the private actions of one person.”
So any suggestions for driving soundtrack options for Ansel Elgort’s “Baby” character?