Edgar Wright's return to theaters is delayed thanks to the pandemic. The director's new film, a horror pic titled Last Night in Soho, was pulled off the release schedule by Focus Features. It was scheduled to come out on September 25th and instead will release on April 23rd, 2021, now. The film stars Anya Taylor-Joy, Thomasin McKenzie, Matt Smith, Diana Rigg, and Terrance Stamp. Edgar Wright's last film, Baby Driver, was a critical and box office smash hit, grossing $226 million worldwide and earning three Academy Awards nominations in 2017. While we wait for his return to theaters, he teased a little about what to expect from the film in a new chat with Empire.
Edgar Wright Says The Film Is Intense
"It will feel very different to my other films," Wright told Empire. "But I've always liked films which have a slow burn into something else, and a lot of my movies have that feeling. Last Night starts in a more psychological realm and then starts to get increasingly intense as it goes along. And I always like to gravitate towards making a film in genres I miss, and there's a certain type of psychological horror film that you got more in the '60s and '70s that have something of an operatic nature. I'm using that kind of visual grammar."
Even though he made Shawn of the Dead, I have been waiting for years for Edgar Wright to make a straight-up horror film. Sure, it will probably still have his shots of humor included, but he has a very keen eye for the macabre and gore. Ever since his fake trailer from Grindhouse, Wright has been one of my wishlist horror directors. Hopefully, we don't have to wait much longer for this one. We have waited long enough, not just for another of his takes on horror, but for another Edgar Wright film in general.