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Hot Fuzz Was My Shit, So Yes I'm Down For Edgar Wright's Baby Driver

Many people know of movie director Edgar Wright for the cult hit Shaun of the Dead. For me, my favorite movie ever is Wright’s tragically underappreciated buddy-cop satire movie Hot Fuzz from 2007. Now he’s doing a movie about a baby that’s a bank heist getaway driver, which is perfect.


Unfortunately the getaway driver, played by Ansel Elgort, is not an actual baby, and instead is just a young man named Baby. He does the driving in bank heists. This is probably why the movie is called Baby Driver.


The heists are organized by a character played by Kevin Spacey, with a team seemingly composed of Jamie Foxx and Jon Hamm, and presumably other actors with repeating letters in their last names.

Anyway, here’s the international trailer because it’s better than the US trailer:

He’s not driving some flashy supercar or some lame customized Impala like we’ve gotten with other recent ‘heist’ type movies. No, he’s in a damn Subaru WRX sedan from two generations ago. That’s so refreshing.

Edgar Wright is known for his playfully kinetic camera movement, his unbelievably coordinated and excellent soundtracks, humor both on the page and on the screen, and generally just some kickass good time movies. All of that is witnessed in the trailer for Baby Driver, so if you need me I’ll be over here in a very good mood.

Baby Driver comes out in August.

Update—March 27, 2017: Baby Driver’s release date has been moved up to June 28, 2017 according to Deadline.

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Hot Fuzz is underappreciated by whom? It’s amazing from beginning to end. And any movie that has a former James Bond getting hit head impaled on a miniature clock tower is clearly a masterpiece.