Last Night in Soho is going to be one of the most intriguing movies in Edgar Wright’s filmography. The prolific director is primarily known for his comedic films but this project will showcase his ability in the world of horror.
Here is everything we have been able to dig up on Last Night in Soho, the mysterious upcoming thriller from Edgar Wright.
Promoting Last Night in Soho
The first look we got at Last Night in Soho did not reveal much. This sparse poster got released and it didn’t tell us anything about the movie:
However, we soon got a new poster that gave us a better look at what Last Night in Soho will be showing off:
As this poster shows off, Last Night in Soho will be a period piece that takes place in 1960s London. Or is there more to the story than this poster lets on? You’ll have to read on to find out!
Casting Edgar Wright’s Twisted Thriller
When it comes to the ensemble of Last Night in Soho, Edgar Wright has assembled a murderers’ row of talent. Heading up the cast is Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch) as Sandy, the lead character of the film. Alongside her is Thomasin McKenzie (Jojo Rabbit) as the other female lead, Eloise. The cast also includes acting luminaries like Matt Smith (Doctor Who), Diana Rigg (Game of Thrones), and Terence Stamp (Superman II).
When Can You Watch Last Night in Soho?
Last Night in Soho was originally scheduled to release on September 25, 2020. Unfortunately, like a lot of upcoming releases, it had to be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While production on the movie actually ended back in 2019, additional shooting was required to finish the film. That additional photography wrapped production on August 5, 2020. The new release date for the film is now set for April 23, 2021. As of this writing, it is planned to have a full theatrical release.
The Plot Of Last Night In Soho
Edgar Wright has done a good job of keeping the plot for Last Night in Soho under wraps. However, some details have managed to get out into the world and we have them all collected right here.
The script is written by Wright and co-writer Krysty Wilson-Cairns (Penny Dreadful, 1917). According to the official synopsis that was released by Universal and Focus Features, Last Night in Soho‘s story will focus on a young girl named Sandy who is extremely passionate about fashion design. Through some mysterious means that we have yet to discover, she is able to travel back in time to 1960s London. While she is there, she runs into her idol: “a dazzling wannabe singer” played by the charming Matt Smith. However, this version of 1960s London might not be all it seems and “time seems to fall apart with shady consequences.”
Though the story has been kept vague, we have been able to glean a few things from Wright’s inspirations on the movie. Last Night in Soho will be inspired by films like Nicolas Roeg’s Don’t Look Now and Roman Polanski’s Repulsion. Both of these films center around main characters that are experiencing a psychological breakdown. Over the course of these movies, the lead characters encounter a number of nightmarish visions. It is possible that Wright’s movie will have a similar perspective. Wright has called Last Night in Soho a “psychological horror” movie. So, it could be that the time travel aspect might not be a literal one. It is possible that this movie will be taking place solely in the head of our lead character, Sandy.
Edgar Wright is incredibly talented when it comes to surprising his audience. Knowing his penchant for pulling the rug out from under viewers, it is likely that a lot of the plot details surrounding Last Night in Soho will be closely guarded all the way up until the film’s release. Even so, it is obvious that Wright is trying his hand at something very new for him. He has been an avid horror fan for most of his life, and he has interwoven the genre into some of his former projects. But, he has never made an outright horror film. Last Night in Soho will be his first total venture into the genre.