CinemaCon 2017 - Sony Moves Edgar Wright's 'Baby Driver' to June
- Author: Salvatore Jensen Mar 29, 2017,
Mar 29, 2017, 0:50
Originally scheduled for release on August 11th of this year, Edgar Wright's Baby Driver has been moved up to June 28th after screenings at SXSW were followed by unanimous critical acclaim. Beloved by many but apparently seen in theaters by very few, even the star-studded Scott Pilgrim vs. the World couldn't hold its own against fairly forgettable competition in the first Expendables movie and Eat Pray Love on opening weekend.
Director Edgar Wright added the film is meant to be seen "large and loud" and is "fueled by Baby's passion for music". The film's now sitting at 100% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, with Variety calling it a blast and The Hollywood Reporter describing it as "a sweet and speed-crazed crime film you can dance to". Sony also showed an extended sequence of Baby Driver and brought Wright, Hamm and Elgort on stage to gin up excitement for the film among theatrical exhibitors. Baby Driver was shot on real locations with the idea of showing dream/nightmare scenarios of being in a vehicle chase.
"This movie is really unique and really cool because it has such an incredible soundtrack, but the soundtrack makes sense", said Elgort, who says his character developed a condition where he always hears a ringing and uses music to drown it out. "Whenever we were filming, I always had the earbuds in and was listening to the music", said Elgort.
Jon Hamm stated the obvious when he called it very exciting to be in a vehicle going 80 miles per hour the wrong way on an interstate.
Ansel stars in Baby Driver as a hearing-impaired getaway driver who finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail after being coerced into working for a crime boss. Hamm joked that it didn't take any acting to sit in the backseat and look terrified.