Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Baby Driver) returns to the genre with the psychological horror movie Last Night in Soho, which Focus Features is now releasing on October 22, 2021.
Last Night in Soho, starring Anya Taylor-Joy and Thomasin McKenzie, is set in London’s Soho district during the Swinging Sixties.
Speaking with Empire recently, McKenzie, pictured in the below new photo as Eloise, spoke about her character’s “sixth sense”:
“It’s genuinely something I’ve never seen before,” McKenzie told the magazine. “Very unique. I love things where you’re reading a script, and you know where it’s going, and then it just goes in a completely different direction.
“She’s almost got kind of a sixth sense,” she adds. “She can feel things that are on another level that most people can’t see or feel.”
Wright previously spoke with Empire and teased a “very different” sort of movie.
“It will feel very different to my other films,”Wright told the site. “But I’ve always liked films which have a slow burn into something else, and a lot of my movies have that feeling.”
He continued, “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.”
Wright wrote the script with Krysty Wilson-Cairns (“Penny Dreadful”).