Edgar Wright already has a new project lined-up to follow his upcoming Last Night in Soho. The Shaun of the Dead filmmaker is attached to direct Set My Heart to Five, about a human-like robot on an emotional awakening. Working Title Films, Focus Features, and Compete Fiction Picture have teamed on the project, with the novel’s author Simon Stephenson set to pen the script.
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Edgar Wright isn’t just the director of comedy treasures like Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and The World’s End. He’s also an educated cinephile and comedy connoisseur with a deep knowledge of the biggest and best laughs ranging from classics in Hollywood’s Golden Age to contemporary hits. Since many of you are probably looking for a lot more movies to pass the time while we’re in self-quarantine from coronavirus, Edgar Wright has listed his 100 favorite comedies of all-time on Letterboxd, giving you some gut-busting options to seek out from home. Read More »
As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic wears on and movie theaters remain shuttered, the future of big-screen moviegoing becomes more uncertain. Streaming and digital platforms have never been more popular, box office charts have never been so low, and with more studios pushing the video-on-demand debuts of their theatrical releases, there’s the possibility that movie theaters could slide into obscurity.
But not on Edgar Wright‘s watch. The Baby Driver director put out a plea to movie lovers to save their favorite local cinemas. While the CDC recommendation against gatherings of 50-plus people, and subsequent government restrictions, prevents us from actually seeing movies at the theater, there are other ways for cinephiles to support movie theaters, Wright says.
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Edgar Wright is a champion of the theatrical experience. Aside from wanting audiences to see the movies he directs on the big screen, from Shaun of the Dead to Baby Driver, he’s a cinephile at heart and has always been fond of the magic of the silver screen. Unfortunately, theater chains continue to make a trip to the theater more expensive, more inconvenient, and far less magical than it used to be. But Wright spoke with theater owners in the United Kingdom to encourage them to bring the power of cinema back to the big screen in order to appeal to audiences who find streaming services at home to be a better option these days. Read More »
Edgar Wright‘s horror movie Last Night in Soho has been shrouded in secrecy since it was announced. We know the cast – Thomasin McKenzie, Anya Taylor-Joy, Matt Smith, Diana Rigg, and Terence Stamp. We know that the movie is in the spirit of classic horror thrillers like Don’t Look Now and Repulsion. And we know that the story takes place in London in the 1960s – but there are modern-day scenes as well. How does it all connect? Wright recently dropped some plot details on the project and revealed that there’s some sort of time travel element involved in the story.
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There’s one less night until we get to see Edgar Wright‘s upcoming thriller Last Night in Soho. The Baby Driver director announced that his upcoming psychological horror movie wrapped production with a first look image featuring star Thomasin McKenzie looking a little spooked.
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Whenever there’s a new Edgar Wright movie on the way, everyone should be excited. And while we don’t know much about his forthcoming thriller Last Night in Soho, we’re happy to hear that Focus Features will be releasing the film in the fall of 2020. Find out what we know about Edgar Wright’s latest movie below. Read More »
Beloved genre filmmaker Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Baby Driver) is currently in production on his newest film, a psychological horror thriller called Last Night in Soho. He had already lined up an impressive cast of young actors to star, but now he’s given the movie an extra splash of gravitas by hiring two iconic British actors: Dame Diana Rigg, who was recently pitch-perfect as the sharp tongued Olenna Tyrell on Game of Thrones, and Terence Stamp, who memorably brought Metropolis to its knees as General Zod in Superman II. Read More »
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A mashup of zombie horror and romantic comedy, a video-game-style depiction of millennial culture before it was called millennial culture, a post-apocalyptic dystopian thriller seen through the eyes of some Gen-X’ers, and more. These concepts all sprung from the mind of filmmaker Edgar Wright, whose features over the last 15 years have managed to all feel daring and strikingly original even as he wears his references on his metaphorical sleeves.
Wright’s first major feature film, Shaun of the Dead, wasn’t released in the United States until the fall of 2004, but its wide release in the United Kingdom was 15 years ago today. So with that milestone in mind (and with the caveat that Wright’s debut film, A Fistful of Fingers, isn’t available on Blu-ray yet, so this writer hasn’t seen it), let’s rank Wright’s films.
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When you think of the greatest film trilogies of all time, it’s easy to remember Back to the Future, Lord of the Rings, Indiana Jones, and Star Wars. But don’t you dare leave out The Cornetto Trilogy. It might be a makeshift trilogy comprised of Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and The World’s End, linked only by the fact that Simon Pegg and Nick Frost star in all of the films directed by Edgar Wright, but thematically, they are an incredible trio of stories that are hilarious, bloody, twisted, and just plain great. Now you can honor The Cornetto Trilogy with a new trio of Mondo prints by artist Johnny Dombrowski. Read More »