‘Last Night In Soho’ Director Sheds Some Light On Film

by Thomas Tuna

Edgar Wright–director of the upcoming horror film Last Night in Soho from Focus Features–is teasing fans with intriguing details about his much-anticipated movie.

Wright said the film–which takes place in the Soho district of London–has elements of Nicolas Roeg’s Don’t Look Now and Roman Polanski’s Repulsion, as reported by comingsoon.net.

The director–who co-wrote the screenplay with Krysty Wilson-Cairns (Penny Dreadful)–said the movie “will feel very different to my other films. But I’ve always liked films which have a slow burn into something else, and a lot of my movies have that feeling.”

But, he noted that Last Night in Soho “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–who directed Shaun of the Dead–added that he has always been “fascinated by horror films. (They) harbored a fascination for me and always have been something I’ve wanted to watch and wanted to make.”

Plot details on the film are sketchy at this writing, but Wright calls it a psychological horror/thriller. The movie stars Anya Taylor-Joy, Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie, Matt Smith, Diana Rigg and Terence Stamp. The producers include Wright, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner and Nira Park.

As reported here in Horror News Network, the movie originally was slated to hit big screens in North America on Sept. 25 of this year, but the release date was bumped back to Apr. 23, 2021 due to the COVID-19 crisis.

Keep reading Horror News Network for any additional updates on, or revelations about, Last Night in Soho.

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