The much anticipated trailer for Edgar Wright (Sean of the Dead, Scott Pilgrim Vs The World)’s ‘Baby Driver’ finally dropped in the wee small hours of the morning, flanking it’s premiere screening at SXSW.
The outing at SXSW seems fitting for a film that seems to be driven (excuse the pun) by music.
Ansel Elgort plays the Baby of the title who, the trailer quickly explains, is a driver for nefarious characters, but due to a childhood trauma has to play music to drown out a hum in his head. Kevin Spacey is on top Frank Underwood bad guy duty, while Jamie Foxx and Flea add in some comedy relief.
The dialogue seems to be a carefully studied pastiche of every heist movie going, and there is more than a touch of Tarantino about the relationship between Baby and the woman of his dreams (Lily James). Add in Wright’s penchant for lightning fast cuts, kinetic stunts and a fallible human element, Baby Driver looks like it’s going to be pure, high octane fun.
‘Baby Driver’ races into theatres 16th August 2017