Filming has officially kicked off on Edgar Wright's latest, Last Night in Soho. The nature of this movie is still rather mysterious, though we first learned about its existence back in January. This will serve as Wright's follow-up to 2017's acclaimed, Oscar-nominated box office hit Baby Driver, which put him on a whole new level in Hollywood, so all eyes will certainly be on this project, whatever it turns out to be. With any luck, we'll learn more very shortly as production is off and running.
The news was confirmed by Edgar Wright personally. The filmmaker took to social media to share an image of the clapboard, which was a bit blurred, showcasing the movie's title as well as revealing that Chung-hoon Chung will serve as cinematographer. This is the first time that Wright has worked with Chung. Wright also shared an out-of-context image of a lamp, which certainly doesn't tell us much. The photo was captioned with the words "Day One." Big Talk Productions' Rachel Prior, who is involved, also shared some photos from the first day, including a look at the movie's green and red neon logo.
Outside of that, we're left with what was previously revealed about this one. This won't necessarily follow in the footsteps of what has come before from Edgar Wright, as Last Night in Soho has been described as a horror/thriller set in central London. Beyond that, the filmmaker cited Nicolas Roeg's 1973 thriller Don't Look Now and Roman Polanski's 1965 English-language debut Repulsion as influences. For now, that's pretty much all we've got work with, but that bunched together should be enough to get fans of Wright's work excited.
As far as casting goes, Anya Taylor-Joy, known for her roles in movies such as The Witch and Glass, is playing one of the leads. This should help to further assert the young actress as one of modern Hollywood's great scream queens. Joining her will be Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie (Leave No Trace) and Matt Smith (The Crown, Doctor Who). Edgar Wright co-wrote the screenplay alongside Krysty Wilson-Cairns (Penny Dreadful). Nira Park, Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner are on board as producers alongside Wright.
Edgar Wright was previously known best for his Cornetto Trilogy, consisting of Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and The World's End. His 2017 action/comedy Baby Driver proved to be a huge hit, grossing $226 million worldwide, on its way to a pair of Oscar nominations. Wright took some time in deciding what his next movie would be and, while he surely had offers on the table, this is what he landed on. Last Night in Soho does not yet have a release date set, but Focus Features and Universal Pictures are handling distribution. We'll be sure to keep you posted as further details on the project are made available. Be sure to check out the photos from Edgar Wright's Twitter account below.
Day One. pic.twitter.com/BdDFROQJTB— edgarwright (@edgarwright) May 23, 2019
Sunshine on day one. pic.twitter.com/D4Z1p0qwoS— Rachael Prior (@OrachaelO) May 23, 2019
Day 2. 🎥 pic.twitter.com/1j6T1awqua— Rachael Prior (@OrachaelO) May 24, 2019