Can you imagine being able to travel back in time to your favourite decade and meet your idol? Sounds great, doesn’t it? Well, apparently, it could have shady consequences. This is what the recent trailer for the horror film “Last Night in Soho” showed us. Want to check it out?Directed by Edgar Wright (Baby Driver, Shaun of the Dead, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World) and written by Wright and Krysty Wilson-Cairns (Oscar nominee for 1917), this amazing psychological horror film brings to the big screen star Anya Taylor-Joy (The Queen’s Gambit) and Thomasin McKenzie (Jojo Rabbit).
The news to watch Taylor-Joy once again in a horror film is fascinating. We watched her perform a young teenage farm girl accused of witchery by her own family in The Witch (2015) and running away from a superhuman in Split (2016). And who could forget her shining in fancy costumes with great talent for chess in The Queen´s Gambit.
Now we’ll see her as an aspiring singer living in 1960’s London, sharing a bit of her life with a girl from the present, Eloise, played by Thomasin McKenzie. This girl is passionate about fashion design and in an unknown way she wakes up in the 1960s in the body of her idol, dazzling Sandy (Taylor-Joy). But the 1960’s London is not what expected, and everything crumbles to dark consequences.
Director Edgar Wright shared in an interview with Empire: “there is something I have in common with the main character, that I am afflicted with nostalgia for a decade in which I did not live. You think of London in the sixties, what would that be like? And the reality of the decade may not be what she imagines. She has an element of ‘be careful what you wish for.’
And it seems like this is the main plot on the story. Getting tangled up in some dangerous situation fueled by the desire and curiosity of following your wishes, no matter what the consequences may be. All this involving the Swinging Sixties and a kind of time travel. Sounds exciting, right?
Besides McKenzie and Taylor-Joy, the cast is composed by stars Matt Smith (The Crown), Terrence Stamp, Rita Tushingham and also is the last film appearances for the great recently deceased actresses Diana Rigg and Margaret Nolan.
Production occurred between May and August 2019 and was originally scheduled to be released in September 2020, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was delayed for April 2021 and then for October 2021. Official release date for cinemas is October 22nd, 2021.
So, what are you waiting for? Watch the trailer here and save the date for October 22nd !