Edgar Wright to direct feature-length documentary on Sparks

The Baby Driver director is shooting a documentary on pop duo Sparks.

In May, Edgar Wright revealed that he had shot the Los Angeles duo’s O2 Forum Kentish Town in London via Instagram. Today (22 June), the director, who also helmed Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, confirmed in that he is currently gathering archival material for a full-length documentary about the cult LA band.

“I already shot their London concert in late May. The rest of is it [to be determined] and we’re currently scouring the archives,” Wright told IndieWire. “I have been a fan of them since I saw them on Top Of The Pops in 1979 — and when I had Beat the Clock on vinyl.”

Sparks confirmed the news via Twitter.

Sparks formed back in 1972 by brothers Ron and Russell Mael in Los Angeles. Known for their distinct appearance and idiosyncratic synth pop sound, their 1974 single This Town Ain’t Big Enough for Both of Us reached No. 2 in the UK charts, the first of eight Top 40 UK hits in a row. Hippopotamus, their 23rd studio album, was released in 2017.