Edgar Wright’s Next Film Will Be A London-Set Psychological Horror | Film News


Edgar Wright has made a career out of creating fresh, unique cinema experiences, and now he’s set to bring all of his talent to the horror genre. The filmmaker has revealed that his next film will be a London-based psychological horror-thriller starring a female lead.


Plot details are locked down tight right now, but Wright has cited Nicolas Roeg’s Don’t Look Now and Roman Polanski’s Repulsion as major influences. Both films are visual treats and blur the line between what is and isn’t reality, so expect a talented visual filmmaker like Wright to expertly take his audience on a strange, hallucinatory journey.


Speaking with Empire, Wright talked about the personal influences of the film:


“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. 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”.


Wright has co-written the screenplay with Krysty Wilson-Cairns, who was a staff writer on Penny Dreadful and has also penned Sam Mendes‘ upcoming film, 1917.


While Wright has dabbled in the horror genre with the zombie comedy Shaun Of The Dead, as well as his Grindhouse short Don’t, this will be his first deep dive into the genre, and it will be fascinating to see what he can do.


What does that mean for the rumoured Baby Driver 2? Well, Wright confirmed that a first draft of the script for a sequel now exists, stating that it “introduces a whole swath of new characters following the original’s high body-count, and takes the story further”.


Which means the ball is in Sony’s court as to whether the sequel happens or not, so rather than wait around twiddling his thumbs, Wright is moving ahead with this untitled horror film instead.

We’ll wait for news regarding casting, title, plot details, and a release date, as this is sure to be one of the most talked-about projects of the next year or so.



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