Last Night in Soho: New Edgar Wright film delays 2020 release
According to Variety, Focus Features has officially changed the release date for Edgar Wright’s upcoming horror film Last Night in Soho. Originally set to have its theatrical release on September 25, 2020, the film has now been pushed back to an indefinite date in 2021. The schedule delay is again due to the ongoing global pandemic that has affected most of this year’s upcoming movie releases from Lionsgate’s No Time to Die to Marvel Studios’ Black Widow and The Eternals.
From Focus Features and Working Title Films, Last Night in Soho will star Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie (Leave No Trace) as Eloise, Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch, Glass), and Emmy Award-nominated actor Matt Smith (The Crown, Doctor Who).
Plot details are light on the movie, but Wright calls it a psychological horror-thriller in the vein of Don’t Look Now and Roman Polanski’s Repulsion. Wright co-wrote the script for the film with Krysty Wilson-Cairns (Penny Dreadful). The film will take place in London’s Soho district.
“I realised I had never made a film about central London – specifically Soho, somewhere I’ve spent a huge amount of time in the last 25 years,” Wright told Empire about the movie. “With Hot Fuzz and Shaun Of The Dead, you make movies about places you’ve lived in. This movie is about the London I’ve existed in.”
Nira Park, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, and Wright will produce. Focus Features and Film4 will co-finance the film. Focus Features and Universal Pictures International will distribute the film worldwide.