Edgar Wright has begun production on his next feature

The writer/director’s psychological horror, Last Night in Soho, stars Anya Taylor-Joy and Thomasin McKenzie.

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Charles Bramesco

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If Edgar Wright still plans on making that Baby Driver sequel he’d mentioned back in 2017, it’s been put on the back burner for the time being. Because today brings news that he’s started production on a new film with an original concept, not a driving baby in sight.

Empire notes that Wright has launched principal photography on his new film Last Night in Soho, said to be in the vein of psychological horror. On his Instagram account, Wright posted a photo of a clapper confirming that thing are now up and running, along with the reveal that the film will be shot by Park Chan-wook’s regular cinematographer Chung-hoon Chung.

While Wright has been playing it characteristically quiet with details, he has disclosed that Anya Taylor-Joy will lead the film, along with Leave No Trace breakout Thomasin McKenzie and former Doctor Who star Matt Smith. He’s also let slip that the Soho referred to in the title will indeed be the famed London neighborhood, a bustling hub of entertainment and commerce.

Perhaps most tantalizingly of all, Wright has said that Nicolas Roeg’s Don’t Look Now and Roman Polanski’s Repulsion as his two primary inspirations on the film. Those two titles promise something stranger and darker than we’ve seen from Wright as of late, and better yet, we won’t have to wait much longer to get eyes on it.

To whet your appetite further, here’s a look at the teaser poster, its stark, lurid neon a nice stylistic marker of things to come. Bring on the urban sleaze.

Published 29 May 2019

Tags: Anya Taylor-Joy Edgar Wright Matt Smith Thomasin McKenzie

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