Edgar Wright Preps London-Set Psychological Horror Movie, Talks ‘Baby Driver 2’

January 22, 2019 2:31AM PT

Edgar Wright’s next project will be a psychological horror film set in London’s Soho district and with a female lead. The “Baby Driver” writer and helmer has also talked about the sequel to that movie, and said a first draft of “Baby Driver 2” is ready.

Wright was talking to British film magazine Empire. The horror movie will shoot this summer and be based on a screenplay from Krysty Wilson-Cairns, whose credits include Showtime series “Penny Dreadful.” She is also working on Sam Mendes’ upcoming WW1 movie “1917” and DreamWorks’ Steven Spielberg-produced adaptation of “The Voyeur’s Motel,” which Mendes will direct.

“I realized 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,” Wright said. “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 also talked about the “Baby Driver” sequel, promising new characters and to “take the story further” in the next installment.

After the success of the first film, the writer-director told Variety: “‘Baby Driver,’ is not just an action film. It’s more like an action musical.” The timing of “Baby Driver 2” is still not known.