Baby Driver filmmaker Edgar Wright is finally ready to get back behind the camera on a new project which is due to be a psychological thriller set in central London.
Wright told Empire that despite spending so much of the past 25 years hanging out on the streets of Soho, the area has never actually featured in any of his films. Now ready to get back in the driving seat he is ready to right this wrong with Don’t Look Now and Repulsion heavily influencing the story;
“I realised 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. This movie is about the London I’ve existed in.”
Wright has co-written the currently untitled project with Krysty Wilson-Cairns. Filming is due to commence in the summer.
With the storming success of his fast-paced heist thriller Baby Driver, audiences were itching for a sequel. Wright also gave an update on were the follow-up currently stand’s;
“A first draft of ‘Baby Driver 2’ exists, it introduces a whole swathe of new characters following the original’s high body-count, and takes the story further”
Wright, who is responsible for the Cornetto trilogy with Simon Pegg comprising ‘Shaun of the Dead’ ‘Hot Fuzz’ and ‘The Worlds End’, is also currently working on a documentary focusing on the cult pop band Sparks, making this his first step into the documentary arena.