Edgar Wright is open to the idea of making a sequel to his movie Baby Driver.
The hit action flick, which follows a young getaway driver named Baby (Ansel Elgort) who is coerced into working for kingpin Doc (Kevin Spacey), has received critical acclaim since it was released in theaters at the end of June (17).
While Wright has declined to make follow-ups to his previous films, including Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead, he is open to the possibility of making a second Baby Driver story with Sony Pictures.
“The studio have asked me to think about writing a sequel,” he said during an interview for Empire’s podcast. “And it is one of the ones that I might do a sequel to because I think there’s somewhere more to go with it in terms of the characters.”
As well as thrilling car chases and bank robberies, Baby Driver also features a romance subplot between the title character and waitress Debora, as played by Lily James.
And Wright is certain there is plenty of room for him to develop the key figures within the narrative.
“Most sequels you have to contrive something so they go back to square one, unless there’s somewhere deeper for them to go,” he said. “I think with Baby Driver there’s more that you can do in that realm, and I sort of have an idea that if you did another (film), you would subvert his involvement in the crime in a different way so he’s not the apprentice anymore.”
Baby Driver, which also stars Jon Hamm, Eiza Gonzalez, and Jamie Foxx, has made $45 million at the global box office to date.