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Edgar Wright announces 'Baby Driver' as next film project

Director Edgar Wright has lined up his next film. On July 22 Deadline reported that Edgar Wright has picked the film "Baby Driver" to be his next feature film. The film will be a mix of crime and action but currently doesn't have a release date. The news comes just two months after news broke that Wright would no longer direct "Ant-man," the Marvel superhero film scheduled for release in July 2015.

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The project, which was also written by Wright, is part of a two picture deal with Working Title Films and the first film was the science fiction thriller "The World's End," which was also the final film in the Three Flavors Cornetto Trilogy. It will also be one of the only films Wright has made that won't include actors Simon Pegg or Nick Frost. Nira Park, Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner will all serve as producers through Big Talk Productions and Universal will distribute the film globally.

Wright tends to release a film every three years, although that cycle may have been broken by his departure from Marvel. His first film, "A Fistful of Fingers" was a spaghetti western which was released in one theater in 1995. His other films have been comedies, including the zombie flick "Shaun of the Dead," the buddy cop film "Hot Fuzz" and the video game adaptation of "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World."

The first two films were the other two films in the Cornetto Trilogy, and "Scott Pilgrim" was Wright's first filming experience outside of London. It's very possible that "Baby Driver" will be at least set in the United States, and most likely filmed there as well. The film was first announced back in 2008, although Wright had already planned to finish the trilogy before working on a new venture.

On July 22 Variety revealed that the details about the film are being kept under wraps, but it will be the next directorial project for Wright. He spent eight years developing the script for Marvel's "Ant-man," and was just a few weeks away from starting production when he released a joint statement with Marvel citing "creative differences." Marvel has mentioned that their movies are more collaborative than Wright's previous work and script issues also caused the departure.

"Baby Driver" is being described as a "collision of crime, action, music and sound" and the title also happens to be the same as a song from the 1970s album "Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon and Garfunkel. Wright has also mentioned that the script he wrote for the project is "kind of like a musical" which is a change from his usual comedic ideas.

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