Empire has got an exclusive about Edgar Wright‘s new film in the latest issue. The magazine has helpfully shared some details about the as-yet-untitled movie, a horror project set in London. There won’t be many laughs in this one, though, as it’s said to be psychological thriller in the same vein as Don’t Look Now and Repulsion.
Variety has now revealed that the movie is called Last Night in Soho and that Anya Taylor-Joy (Split, The Witch) will play the lead.
Wright decided to press ahead with this genre piece as his next film, but the director did also recently confirm that he has the first draft of Baby Driver 2 in his pocket waiting to develop. For now, that’ll take a backseat to a movie set in London.
“I realized I had never made a film about central London – specifically Soho, somewhere I’ve spent a huge amount of time in the last 25 years,” Wright explained to the mag. “With Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead you make movies about places you’ve lived in. This movie is about the London I’ve existed in.”
The Cornetto Trilogy and Baby Driver director is penning the screenplay with ex-Penny Dreadful staff writer Krysty Wilson-Cairns. Wilson-Cairns was recently linked to Sam Mendes’ script for 1917 and also appears to have written her own IMDb bio. We share part of it here for no other reason than our life-long love affair with research trivia:
Krysty Wilson-Cairns trained at the National Film and Television School, London. She loves screenwriting, storytelling and writing about herself in the third person.
Born and raised in Glasgow, Krysty has told stories for many years, but they were often to do with what happened to her Mother’s gin and why the dog is wearing a polo neck. Finally she found a productive outlet for her storytelling in the form of filmmaking and spent her formative years writing sketches and short films to shoot with friends.
If she did indeed write this, she may be our new favorite person.
News of Wright’s new flick comes after he revealed to Slashfilm in 2018 that he’d talked to John Landis “years ago” about helming a remake of An American Werewolf in London, long before the original director’s son, was involved:
“There was no script, just the idea of doing it. John [Landis], whom I love, asked me and I said it’s a perfect movie as far as I’m concerned, and I have nothing to add to it.”
More details on this new film will hopefully be along shortly, as it’s set to begin production this summer, presumably in the UK.