Edgar Wright NEVER disappoints!
Edgar Wright has become a household name in comedy films such as Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, The World's End & Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World. His last film however, Baby Driver, while retaining some comedic elements, leaned far closer to a gritty action film. After being blown away by the masterful craftsmanship of that movie, I was STOKED to find out he was now working on what was called a "Psychological Horror" film.
That brings us to the spotlight film, Last Night in Soho. Lead Actress Thomasin McKenzie sat down with Empire recently to discuss the new film. "“It’s genuinely something I’ve never seen before,” McKenzie told the magazine. “Very unique. I love things where you’re reading a script, and you know where it’s going, and then it just goes in a completely different direction.
“She’s almost got kind of a sixth sense,” she adds. “She can feel things that are on another level that most people can’t see or feel.”
Previously Edgar Wright has spoken with Empire... “It will feel very different to my other films,” Wright told the site. “But I’ve always liked films which have a slow burn into something else, and a lot of my movies have that feeling.”
He continued, “Last Night starts in a more psychological realm and then starts to get increasingly intense as it goes along. And I always like to gravitate towards making a film in genres I miss, and there’s a certain type of psychological horror film that you got more in the ‘60s and ‘70s, that have something of an operatic nature. I’m using that kind of visual grammar.”
Wright wrote the script with Krysty Wilson-Cairns (Penny Dreadful). Anya Taylor-Joy co-stars. The film is being released by Focus Features on October 22, 2021.