After Edgar Wright’s last hit film Baby Driver, audiences are curious to see what the famous cult director will have to offer next. Unlike his other movies, however, Wright’s next film Last Night in Soho will be a huge departure from his more comedic work. In a recent interview with Empire, Wright gave a few more details about his first horror film.
Last Night in Soho is set in London and stars Anya Taylor Joy (Split) as Sandy and Thomasin Mckenzie (Jojo Rabbit) as Eloise. The film is being marketed as a psychological horror entry with a 1960s feel to it. Empire also released a set photo with Wright and Taylor Joy interacting with her daunting a 60s style outfit adding to the 60’s aesthetic.
Wright, however did not give any real plot details about the upcoming film but hinted at a huge mysterious connection between Eloise and Sandy. Wright also mentioned that Sandy has a fascination with the 1960s, noting how he he shared a similar connection of being “afflicted with a decade I didn’t live in”. Wright expands on the 60s aesthetic by stating “You think about ‘60s London – what would that be like? And the reality of the decade is maybe not what she imagines. It has an element of ‘be careful what you wish for”.
Last Night in Soho seems like a unique take on both the horror genre and Edgar Wright’s prior filmography. The 1960s psychological horror aesthetic is something not often seen in recent horror films and, while Wright has yet to fully create a horror film he’s shown his absolute love for the genre as shown in 2004’s Shaun of the Dead. Add the fact that Edgar Wright has simply directed some of the most well-received films in recent memory and this certainly seems like a welcoming change of pace.
Last Night in Soho is set for release September 25th 2020.