Edgar Wright fans rejoice: after waiting nearly a year for the director’s new film, “Last Night In Soho” finally had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival just recently. It’s Wright’s first straight-up horror film of his career and his latest feature since 2017’s “Baby Driver.” Given the director’s penchant for genre deep-dives, this makes “Soho” one of the most anticipated films of 2021.
So what does Wright have in store for us? From the looks of things, psychological horror in the vein of Nic Roeg‘s “Don’t Look Now” and Roman Polanski‘s “Repulsion,” with some time-traveling, body-swapping, and swinging ’60s fashion mixed in.
Here’s the film’s official synopsis:
In acclaimed director Edgar Wright’s psychological thriller, Eloise, an aspiring fashion designer, is mysteriously able to enter the 1960s where she encounters a dazzling wannabe singer, Sandy. But the glamour is not all it appears to be and the dreams of the past start to crack and splinter into something far darker.
Anya Taylor-Joy and Thomasin McKenzie star as Sandy and Eloise, respectively. The film also stars a bevy of British acting talent, including Matt Smith, Rita Tushingham, and Terence Stamp. Unfortunately, “Soho” also marks the final screen performances of two esteemed British actresses who passed away last Fall: Diana Rigg and Margaret Nolan.
Wright co-wrote “Soho” with “1917” co-scribe Krysty Wilson-Cairns, and co-produced with Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, and Nira Park. Steven Price returns to score the film after providing music for “Baby Driver” and Wright’s 2013 film, “The World’s End.”
After its Venice world premiere, “Last Night In Soho” will screen at TIFF before it opens in US theaters on October 22 and UK theaters a week later on October 29. In the meantime, check out the new trailer for the film below to see what fragmentary frights Wright has cooked up.