HOT FUZZ 2: “Never Say Never” Says Edgar Wright
You never took a shortcut before?? Edgar Wright‘s cornetto trilogy are cult classics to this day. One of the favourites, Hot Fuzz, is regarded as one of the best even now, ten years after its release.
During promotion for his new film, Baby Driver, comedy/action director Wright was quizzed by MovieWeb on whether he would ever consider doing a sequel. Here’s what he had to say:
“I’ve definitely had some ideas and me and Simon have even talked about it at points, 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? If somebody said to me, if Baby Driver 2, if that kind of came up, it would be like, “I have ideas.” I would never say never, and you’re not wrong to say that that’s the one that you could do further installments.”
Lead actor’s Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are busy men, whilst their characters, Nicholas Angel and Danny Butterman, completed pretty significant story arcs. But, could the sequel happen?
“It’s funny. I think the thing with sequels is that I’ve always been looking for what’s next? And the thing with any movie is, it’s going to take up at least two years of your life. Maybe three. So, when you’ve got youth on your side, and I’m already in my forties now, it’s like, I guess I would rather be telling new stories than revisiting old ones…Hot Fuzz I think is the only one of the Cornetto trilogy that you could do a follow-up. The tricky thing with a lot of sequels, and especially comedy sequels, is once characters have finished an arc. You know, in Hot Fuzz Danny Butterman especially, 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?”
So, never say never.
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