Director Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Baby Driver) has confirmed that his latest feature film, Last Night in Soho, has once again been delayed.
Taking to Twitter, Wright confirmed that Last Night in Soho will now be releasing in theatres on October 22nd, 2021 – six months later than the latest April 2021 date – as the film is intended to be enjoyed with a full audience in a movie theatre.
“Some news – my new film @lastnightinsoho will now be coming out later in the year,” Wright said. “I know some of you may be disappointed, but my hope is more of you will be able to experience it as we intended; in the dark, on a big screen, with an audience. See you at the movies…10/22/21”
Some news – my new film @lastnightinsoho will now be coming out later in the year. I know some of you may be disappointed, but my hope is more of you will be able to experience it as we intended; in the dark, on a big screen, with an audience. See you at the movies…10/22/21 pic.twitter.com/9DH4alnEyv
— edgarwright (@edgarwright) January 22, 2021
Although audiences are going to have to wait a little while longer to watch Wright’s latest film, which was originally intended to be released in September 2020, the director has previously teased that Last Night in Soho will feel very different from his previous films.
“It will feel very different to my other films,” Wright said. “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.”
A young girl, passionate about fashion design, is mysteriously able to enter the 1960s where she encounters her idol, a dazzling wannabe singer. But 1960s London is not what it seems, and time seems to fall apart with shady consequences.
Edgar Wright has co-written the script for the film with Krysty Wilson-Cairns (Penny Dreadful). The cast includes Anya Taylor-Joy (Glass), Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie (Leave NoTrace), Matt Smith (Doctor Who), Michael Ajao (Attack the Block), Synnøve Karlsen, Diana Rigg (Game of Thrones), Terence Stamp (The Adventures of Priscila, Queen of the Desert), and Rita Tushingham (My Name is Lenny).
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