Baby Driver has just become one of our favorite films of the year, after watching the first trailer.
The Fate of the Furious is certainly the daddy in the garage of automotive movies, but that doesn’t mean that us petrolheads are starved for options. The upcoming film Baby Driver looks to be a winner for car guys, featuring exciting chases with cars including a Impreza WRX, a Dodge Challenger, and a 1980s Chevy Caprice.
The movie is written and directed by Edgar Wright, the man behind movies such as Sean of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. And based on the trailers,S above and below, it’s about a young man by the name of Baby, who is a getaway driver for criminals. He’s apparently the best in the business, and the secret to his success is the music he listens to while he’s driving. He also wants out, but his boss, played by Kevin Spacey, has no intention of letting him go. Spacey is one of a number of major stars in the film, including Jamie Foxx and John Hamm.
The driving action shown in the trailers definitely looks entertaining. The WRX is seen doing an array of drifts and J-turns. There is some driving precision on display here that wouldn’t be out of place in a Gymkhana video. And it looks like Wright’s attention to detail in his shots and transitions, as well as some solid comedy relief, are all going to be present.
The movie is set to hit the theaters this August.