A disappointing sequel to a beloved classic this week, another reboot of your favourite superhero the next... this summer’s cinema schedule is filled with big tentpole releases. But while they’re by no means all bad films, sometimes the highlight of the season can come from a more surprising source.
The idea for Baby Driver has been gestating in Edgar Wright’s mind for over twenty years now. After his success with the Cornetto trilogy and his debacle with not quite making Ant-Man, he’s finally bringing his car chase musical spectacular to our screens on June 28th.
It stars Ansel Elgort as the eponymous Baby, one of the best getaway drivers in the business. When he meets the girl of his dreams, Baby wants to put the bank-robbing life behind him. But it’s harder than he’d like to escape the employ of a criminal mastermind.
If that pitch weren’t enough, everything we know about Baby Driver tells us that it might just top the likes of Spider-Man: Homecoming and Wonder Woman as the film of the summer.