Edgar Wright Reveals ‘Soho’ World Premiere Date, Asks Venice Audiences To Keep Mum

Filmmaker Edgar Wright really believes in keeping a secret.

The much-delayed Last Night in Soho finally had its coming-out party this weekend at the Venice International Film Festival, and the director urged audiences to keep the psychological horror film’s twists and turns under their collective hats.

Wright apparently wants to keep the movie’s key plot elements a surprise for the horror fans who attend the world premiere Oct. 29, according to a report on Deadline. Check out Wright’s personal tweet on this page.

The Focus Features film–directed by Wright from a screenplay he wrote with Krysty Wilson-Cairns–has already been pushed back from its original Sept. 25, 2020 release date to this past April 23 to Oct. 22, and now finally to a couple of days before Halloween.

“We purposely pushed the film back to this autumn date,” Wright tweeted, “not just so that it can hopefully be enjoyed on the biggest screen possible, but also so the nights would be longer and the audience could go in cold–literally.”

The director continued to say that he and his crew are “so excited to be premiering at the Venice Film Festival and would love to ask you–our first viewers–to keep the secrets within so that others can discover them later.” This way, he said, “what happens in Last Night in Soho stays in Soho.”

Wright–the filmmaker behind Shaun of the Dead (2004) and Baby Driver (2017)–leads the cast that includes Thomasin McKenzie, Anya Taylor-Joy, Matt Smith, Diana Rigg and Terence Stamp.

Last Night in Soho, as described, follows Eloise, “a young woman with a passion for fashion design and a strange sixth sense” who finds herself transported back to 1966 London and into the body of her singing idol, Sandie.

While in Sandie’s body, Eloise enters into a romantic relationship, but finds that “the glamour of 1960s London is not what it appears to be, and the past and present fall apart with shady and horrifying consequences.”

Keep reading Horror News Network for any further updates on Last Night in Soho.


Thomas Tuna
Thomas A. Tuna is a comic book veteran who began his writing career back in the ’70s with Charlton Comics, contributing to such horror titles as Ghost Manor, Haunted, The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves and Ghostly Haunts. Most recently, he has served as a writer and editor (with more than a smattering of horror yarns) for such comic book websites as Hyper Epics and Red Moon Features. Some of his favorite horror flicks include Jaws, Salem’s Lot, Dracula (with Frank Langella) and Blade. His favorite horror comic books? Tomb of Dracula (by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan) and Swamp Thing (by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson).

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