Why Quentin Tarantino Was Thanked In The Baby Driver Credits

Quentin Tarantino on The Hateful Eight set

Four years after the release of The World's End, Edgar Wright is back to deliver another movie to the masses. This time, it's Baby Driver, the turbo-charged action movie that's been earning critical acclaim in early reviews. But making a movie is a collaborative process, and while Wright both helmed and co-wrote Baby Driver, he turned to others during the various production phases for assistance. One of these folks was fellow director Quentin Tarantino, who is thanked in the Baby Driver credits. Why? Here's what Edgar Wright said:

With Baby Driver racing into theaters tomorrow (or in some markets, tonight), Edgar Wright used his over-caffeinated state as an excuse to answer some questions about the movie on Twitter, and when someone inquired about why Quentin Tarantino was mentioned in the credits, Wright provided the above reason. Wright and Tarantino previously worked together when the latter directed a fake trailer for Grindhouse, and Tarantino joined Wright on the Hot Fuzz commentary track.

These two clearly have a lot of respect for one another, so it's good to hear that Wright turned to Tarantino for assistance while working on Baby Driver, especially concerning the car chases, as Tarantino previously dealt with such action sequences while directing 2007's Death Proof (which was part of the Grindhouse double feature, alongside Planet Terror). As for the script idea, we'll presumably have to wait until after Baby Driver has been out for a little bit before Wright is willing to divulge what it was.

Baby Driver follows Baby, a getaway driver who listens to music while driving so can block out his "hum in the drum" (as his boss Doc likes to call it) and focus while behind the wheel. When he meets a waitress named Debora, Baby tries to leave his life of crime, but he finds that getting out isn't as easy as the stunts he pulls off while fleeing bank robberies and other heists. The main cast includes Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Jamie Foxx, Lily James, Jon Hamm, Eiza Gonzalez and Jon Bernthal.

Watch the Baby Driver trailer below to get a taste of the automobile-centric action that moviegoers have to look forward to.

Before you see Baby Driver in theaters, be sure to check out our review of the movie. You can also browse through our 2017 movie schedule to find another cinematic offering to enjoy this summer. As for Quentin Tarantino, his next movie hasn't been announced yet, but you can always go back and watch his most recent release, The Hateful Eight.

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