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After 'Ant-Man' exit, Edgar Wright to write/direct 'Baby Driver'

Filmmaker Edgar Wright boards "Baby Driver"
Filmmaker Edgar Wright boards "Baby Driver"Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images for Jameson

After a much-publicized departure from Marvel Studios’ feature “Ant-Man,” British director Edgar Wright has set up his next project.

Announced today, Wright’s next film will be “Baby Driver.”

Originally announced in 2008, the project is set up at Working Title Films- it is said to be a blend of action, crime and music, which sounds right in line with the director's "Cornetto Trilogy."

Wright will write and direct the film and it is a part of a two-picture deal with Working Title, the frontend of that deal was last summer’s “The Worlds End.”

As of now, no actors are attached to the feature and plot details have not been released for “Baby Driver,” but expect quick cuts and Wright’s unique brand of action/comedy.

News of this project is music to fans of Wright’s ears, fans that were immensely disappointed that he would no longer be bringing his vision of “Ant-Man” to the big screen.

Wright and Marvel announced Wright’s departure on May 23 citing “amicable differences.”

Soon after the deflating news was announced, Marvel replaced Wright with “Yes Man” director Peyton Reed to salvage the film’s July 2015 release date.

Wright has not spoken publicly about the divorce from Marvel, but Marvel Studios’ head, Kevin Feige spoke out recently in an interview with The Guardian stating “We sat round a table and we realized it wasn’t working,” said Feige. “A part of me wishes that we could have figured that out in the eight years we were working on it. But better for us and Edgar to figure it out then, and not move it through production.”

Although we will never get to see Wright’s version of “Ant-man,” fans of the auteur can rest easy knowing he is hard at work on “Baby Driver.”

No release date is set for “Baby Driver.”

Source: Deadline

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