A new film by Edgar Wright? Yes, please. And no, it isn’t Baby Driver 2 like some were hoping for. That’ll have to wait a while. However, a new film by Wright that is a psychological thriller, a genre he has yet to tap into? There’s so much promise behind Last Night in Soho that waiting a full year for its arrival will be torture. But at least we now have the first image to tide us over a while.
Wright has wrapped main unit photography on Last Night in Soho, and to celebrate he’s dropped the first photo featuring a terrified Thomas Harcourt McKenzie, the breakout star of last year’s Leave No Trace. She’s joined in the cast by Anya Taylor-Joy, Terence Stamp, Matt Smith, and Diana Rigg, but the bigger hook, at least for me, is cinematographer Chung-hoon Chung. Chung is a close confidante of Park Chan-wook and his work has been seen on Lady Vengeance, Thirst, and other films including It and Me and Earl and the Dying Girl. Yeah, his skills are vast.
That is a wrap on main unit photography on my next feature film, ‘Last Night in Soho’. Can’t wait for you all to see @lastnightinsoho on a big screen near you, September 25th, 2020… pic.twitter.com/JTvSB7SEDB
— edgarwright (@edgarwright) August 30, 2019
We still don’t know much about the movie, and I hope it stays that way. Wright co-wrote the script with Penny Dreadful writer Krysty Wilson-Cairns, and it’s been previously described as being in the same vein as Nicolas Roeg‘s Don’t Look Now and Roman Polanski‘s Repulsion. Those are two pretty good movies to draw from.
Hopefully we’ll get more details soon, without spoiling anything. If we’re lucky it’ll play at a festival or two before arriving on September 25th 2020.