New ‘Last Night in Soho’ Trailer: Edgar Wright Goes Dark with Time-Jumping Horror

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A big new official trailer has been released for Last Night in Soho, the upcoming horror-thriller from writer-director Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Baby Driver).

The new look at the film below offers up a lot more of the plot, which tells of an aspiring fashion designer (Jojo Rabbit’s Thomasin McKenzie) who is mysteriously able to enter the 1960s, where she encounters a dazzling wannabe singer (Anya Taylor-Joy). When this past… persona (?) appears to be attacked, she soon realises that the glamour and thrills are not at all what they appear to be.

A bit of a change of pace for Wright, who has mostly dabbled in more comedic-leaning films, although you could say Baby Driver had strong thriller elements. Last Night in Soho has Wright going a dark route – and overall word following the Venice Film Festival premiere is that he mostly delivers the goods (a 77% score on Rotten Tomatoes, for example).

It’s an exciting trailer, suggesting plenty of thrills and twists. And speaking of the latter, expect some big ones to be in store, as Wright is asking viewers to keep themselves tight-lipped after watching the film.

“… Keep the secrets within so that others can discover them later,” reads a letter to Venice audiences that Wright shared on social media. “… We’d love everyone who sees it to discover the story with Eloise. So, please, if you can, keep the experience intact for future audiences so that what happens in Last Night in Soho, stays in Soho.”

Last Night in Soho, also starring Matt Smith, Terence Stamp, Diana Rigg, Rita Tushingham, Michael Ajao, and Synnøve Karlsen, will be in US cinemas on October 29th and Australian cinemas on November 18th.

Image credit: Credit: Parisa Taghizadeh / Focus Features
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