It’s been four long years (and one stalled-out Ant-Man movie) since Edgar Wright’s last film, The World’s End, arrived in theaters. Now—just in time for its premiere tonight at SXSW—Wright is ready to release the first trailer for his upcoming Baby Driver, starring Ansel Elgort as a getaway driver whose tendency to soundtrack his own car chases makes him the best wheelman around.
Co-starring Kevin Spacey, Jamie Foxx, Jon Hamm, Jon Bernthal, and Lily James as the object of Elgort’s affections, the trailer lays out the movie’s elemental premise in a few quick beats: good music, tough criminals, a wholesome lady, and some kick-ass driving stunts. For once, Wright seems less interested in pastiche than in delivering a rock-solid iteration of the car-action movie form, leavened with typically distinctive bursts of style. (Not that the thing is humorless; there’s a pretty fantastic bit of confusion about the name Mike Myers toward the end.). Baby Driver drifts its way into theaters this August..
UPDATE: We’ve updated the Twitter video trailer with an HD one from Sony. More importantly, the studio’s also released a substantially different international trailer for the movie, one with a very different tone. We’d go so far as to call it the superior version, if only because the use of Golden Earring’s “Radar Love” nails the choreographed chaos Wright seems to be going for with his latest film.