I can imagine the pitch for Baby Driver, ‘It’s a coming of age story about this young guy who’s the best getaway car driver ever – because he has tinnitus and listens to music to drown it out. When he falls in love with a diner waitress, he wants out.’
When you strip Baby Driver down to its most basic, that’s the essence of it. That’s what it comes down to – and it works beautifully.
When Edgar Wright left Ant-Man over creative differences, he segued directly into Baby Driver – his long-gestating take on the ‘one last job’ crime flick.
The trailer for Baby Driver suggests that Wright really loves crime/heist flicks. Baby (Ansel Elgort) is the fresh-faced driver on jobs planned by the coolly ruthless Doc (Kevin Spacey). Each of Doc’s jobs involves a different crew – with Baby being the only constant.
Then Baby falls in love with a waitress named Debora (Lily James) and grudgingly takes one last job to fund getting away from it all (all being Doc).
Tonight, during the two-hour premiere of Agent Carter (ABC, Tuesdays, 8/7C) – a pretty spiffy show to be sure – the full-size teaser of Ant-Man got its national premiere. It actually looked to be quite interesting.
If you missed it, check it out following the jump. Ant-Man opens on July 17th.
Michael Douglas has stepped into some of the biggest–or should that be tiniest?–shoes of his career. The two-time Academy Award-winning actor will join director Edgar Wright and Paul Rudd in Marvel’s "Ant-Man," hitting theaters July 31, 2015. That means Paul Rudd will be playing Scott Lang.
Marvel Entertainment has officially named Paul Rudd as the star of Edgar Wright’s long-in-gestation Ant-Man. Rudd has long been considered Marvel’s first choice for the role, though the casting only became official this evening.
Follow the jump to read the official statement from Marvel.com
L. Frank Baum wrote, ‘There’s no place like home.’ Thomas Wolfe coined the expression, ‘You can’t go home again.’ Oddly enough both expressions apply to the final film in Edgar Wright’s Three Flavours: Cornetto Trilogy – possibly the best of the summer blockbusters and a pure delight to encounter as summer tentpoles get more and more ridiculous.
Edgar Wright’s The World’s End might the final entry in the so-called Cornetto Trilogy, but there’s a lot more than that going on in it. Wright and stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost talk about some of the movie’s themes in a new featurette, Not What It Used To Be (as in ‘The future…’).
Check it out after the jump. The World’s End premieres on August 23rd.
Yes, it’s true – The Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy will be complete with the August 23rd launch of The World’s End. Explore the themes of the trilogy in the featurette above and then follow the jump to get some of the cast’s insights into how director Edgar Wright (whose next project with be Marvel’s Ant-Man – at long bloody last!) works.
The final chapter of the loose trilogy formed with Sean of the Dead and Hot Fuzz is nigh! Edgar Wright’s The World’s End takes the concept of consequences of the pub crawl way beyond a mere hangover as his five protagonists return to their hometown to complete the epic crawl they failed to finish year before – to fond that their hometown isn’t quite as they remembered it.
Five guys, twelve pubs, sixty pints – only things have changed on the Golden Mile…
From the writing team of Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz) comes The World’s End – five guys trying to finish an epic pub crawl that they totally failed to complete years before. Only, when they go home again, something has changed – and it’s not them! Check out the international trailer after the jump. The World’s End opens on August 23rd.