Hot Fuzz 2: Edgar Wright refuses to rule out sequel to hit comedy

The Baby Driver filmmaker will never say never to a follow-up

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Edgar Wright has sparked rumours of a Hot Fuzz sequel by refusing to rule out the possibility.

The comedy which stars his Shaun of the Dead leads Simon Pegg and Nick Frost as policemen in the small town of Sandford has endured as something of a cult classic since its release in 2007.

Naturally, MovieWeb asked if he'd be game for directing a sequel during the promotional trail of his new film Baby Driver which hits cinemas on 16 August.

“I've definitely had some ideas and me and Simon have even talked about it at points,” he revealed, “but it's that thing of, do I want to spend three years of my life doing that? Or do I wanna - if I have the opportunity to tell a new story, would I do that?”

He added: “I would never say never, and you're not wrong to say that that's the one that you could do further instalments.”

The one thing appearing to keep Wright from committing to a follow-up is because he is struggling to find the right reason.

Baby Driver Clip - That's My Baby

“The tricky thing with a lot of sequels, and especially comedy sequels, is once characters have finished an arc. Nicholas Angel becomes less of an automaton and becomes more human and Nick Frost's character becomes less of a simpleton and more of a badass. So then the thing is like, when that's your starting point for the next one. Where do you go from there?”

Baby Driver stars Ansel Elgort as a getaway driver who is thrown into a predicament after his life collides with that of Lily Collins' Deborah.