Edgar Wright’s latest excursion into horror has taken a long and winding road, but fans will finally get a good look at what he’s cooking.
Last Night in Soho from Focus Features–pushed back from a September 2020 release to this past April due to the pandemic–will now hit theaters Oct. 22, as reported by Variety. And the studio is giving everyone a peek at this feature with the trailer on this page.
Wright–the man behind Shaun of the Dead (2004) and Baby Driver (2017)–directed Last Night in Soho and wrote the screenplay with Krysty Wilson-Cairns (Penny Dreadful). Wright also produced the film alongside Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner and Nira Park.
The psychological horror film–set in London’s famed Soho district–will span several time periods as it follows a young girl–“passionate about fashion design”–who is able to slip back into the 1960s “where she encounters her idol, a dazzling wannabe singer.”
But, as it turns out, London in the ’60s is hardly what it appears to be, “and time seems to fall apart with shady consequences,” according to the official synopsis.
The movie–reportedly inspired by Wright’s experiences in the Soho area–stars Anya Taylor Joy, Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie, Matt Smith, Diana Rigg and Terence Stamp.
Wright admitted he’s been a horror fan for a long time. “I have always been fascinated by horror films,” he said. “(They) harbor a fascination for me and always have been something I’ve wanted to watch and wanted to make.” This new film, he added, “will feel very different from my other films. I’ve always liked films which have a slow burn into something.”
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