Edgar Wright’s Last Night in Soho will hit theaters in October. And today we the first teaser trailer. The full trailer hits tomorrow!
Check it out below.
The flick tells the tale of a young country girl Eloise (Thomasin McKenzie) who arrives in London in 2019, to pursue her passion for fashion design. Things don’t go great. Meanwhile, in 1965, singer Sandy (Taylor-Joy) similarly discovers the big city’s supposedly gold-paved streets are riven with cracks that can swallow you whole.
Described as a time-hopping fright-fest in the vein of Rosemary’s Baby and Don’t Look Now, Wright wrote the film while he living in Inglourious Basterds and Pulp Fiction director Quentin Tarantino’s guest house.
Wright says: “The idea for the movie is the result of 25 years of living and working in Soho. I spent so much time looking at the architecture, thinking, ‘What have these walls seen?’ And walking the streets late at night. Soho’s become a lot more gentrified, but it still has that darkness just under the surface. It’s one of those places where you only need to stand still for 60 seconds for something strange or magical or weird or dark to happen.”
He adds: “It will feel very different to my other films. 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.“
Meanwhile, Taylor-Joy teases the flick is a really well-directed acid trip, saying: “Not to say much about the movie, but when I watch bits of it back in ADR or whatever I am disturbed. It’s very claustrophobic. The colors are so intense. It’s a really well-directed acid trip. I think people will really like it. You definitely will not be bored.”
Co-written by Krysty Wilson-Cairns (1917), Wright produces with Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, and Nira Park. Anya Taylor-Joy stars with Matt Smith, Thomasin McKenzie, Diana Rigg, Rita Tushingham, Jessie Mei Li, Michael Ajao, and Terence Stamp.
Are you up for Edgar Wright’s Last Night in Soho with Anya Taylor-Joy?