last night in soho tone

Despite flirting with the genre at the beginning of his career with 2004’s Shaun of the DeadEdgar Wright has never made a full-fledged horror film. But that’s all going to change when his highly anticipated psychological thriller Last Night in Soho hits theaters next year.

Wright has been hailed for his singular grasp on visual comedy and sleek action filmmaking, but psychological horror is something that he hasn’t really dipped his toes in. Which is why Last Night in Soho will “feel very different” from his past films, Wright teased in a new interview. While the filmmaker remained tight-lipped on details for the film, which features a star-studded cast led by Anya Taylor-Joy and takes place in both 1960s and contemporary London, Wright did have plenty new things to tease about the distinctive Last Night in Soho tone.

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scott pilgrim animated series

While a live-action sequel to Edgar Wright‘s Scott Pilgrim vs. the World seems very unlikely at this point, there still might be more Pilgrim on the way. According to Wright, there are “some plans” to continue the story in animation form. Wright adds that there’s nothing official yet, but confirms there have been discussions with comic creator Bryan Lee O’Malley about the idea.

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The Chain movie

Edgar Wright is about to tackle some dark material.

The filmmaker, who has built his career making frequently comedic genre exercises, is going to direct a film adaptation of The Chain, author Adrian McKinty’s bestselling novel about a mother whose daughter is kidnapped. Jane Goldman, whose credits include films like Kick-Ass, X-Men: First Class, Kingsman: The Secret Service, and more, will write the screenplay, making this the first time Wright will direct a film that he isn’t writing.

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Last Night In Soho release date

Last Night in Soho has a new release date. Edgar Wright‘s upcoming psychological thriller starring Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch) was one of our most highly anticipated movies of 2020, with an initial release date set for this fall. But after last week’s reports saying that Last Night in Soho would be moving to next year, Wright and Focus Features have confirmed that the new release date has been set for April 2021.

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scott pilgrim vs. the world trivia

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World taught us a lot of things — Edgar Wright‘s elastic versatility as a director, that bread makes you fat, how not to wash your hands — but 10 years later we’re learning still more about the energized action comedy. Wright held an online watch party of his beloved 2010 comic book movie on Twitter last night, revealing all sorts of trivia and fun facts. Did you know Bill Hader was the narrator? That Quentin Tarantino‘s advice helped create the title sequence? Wright divulged all manner of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World trivia and more, also revealing that he has been planning a theatrical re-release for the cult film — whenever the current situation allows.

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Edgar Wright production company

Edgar Wright‘s highly anticipated Last Night in Soho may be delayed due to coronavirus (COVID-19), but the filmmaker is keeping busy during the pandemic. Wright has teamed up with two of his longtime collaborators Nira Park (The Cornetto Trilogy) and Rachael Prior (Baby Driver) alongside filmmaker and protégé Joe Cornish to launch a new production team, Complete Fiction. And they’ve already got a major Netflix deal, with three new series in the works, including a adaptation of supernatural detective series Lockwood & Co from Cornish in the follow-up to his solid kid adventure The Kid Who Would Be King.

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last night in soho time travel

Another day, another disappointing update about movies intended to be released this year getting delayed to sometime in the unknown future. This time it’s Edgar Wright‘s horror thriller Last Night in Soho, the film starring Thomasin McKenzie (Jojo Rabbit), Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch), Matt Smith (Doctor Who), Diana Rigg (Game of Thrones), and Terence Stamp (recently seen in Murder Mystery). Originally slated for release this fall, the movie has been pushed back to 2021. Read More »

Set My Heart to Five

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's Favorite Comedies

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 »

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edgar wright coronavirus advice

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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