EmpireMagazine was able to speak with writer/director Edgar Wright about his upcoming psychological horror-thriller Last Night In Soho starring Thomasin McKenzie (Jojo Rabbit) and Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch, The New Mutants).
We actually didn’t have a lot of details about the film for the longest time outside of it taking place mostly during the swinging sixties in London’s Soho district.
Thomasin plays Eloise who is obsessed with the sixties, which suggests that somehow she’s able to experience that era in some way as revealed in the film’s synopsis.
A young girl, passionate in 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.
Are we talking time-travel?
Edgar seemingly teases this as a possibility to Empire.
WRIGHT: “There’s something I have in common with the lead character in that I’m afflicted with nostalgia for a decade I didn’t live in.”
“You think about ‘60s London – what would that be like? Imagine if you knew everything you knew now, and went back. I’m taking a premise whereby you have a character who, in a sort of abstract way, gets to travel in time. And the reality of the decade is maybe not what she imagines. It has an element of ‘be careful what you wish for’.”
Wright is best known for his comedic bends on genres so it’ll be interesting to see him tackle something that is expected to be a little more serious than his previous work. Although, we are still expecting his humor to shine through.
It has been previously stated by Edgar that the film will an homage of sorts to films like Repulsion and Don’t Look Now.
Other cast members include Matt Smith (Doctor Who), Diana Rigg (The Avengers, Game of Thrones), and Terence Stamp (Superman II).
Focus Features has set the release date for Last Night In Soho on September 25th, 2020.