After the success of Baby Driver, which became Edgar Wright’s highest grossing movie to date by a long shot, many of us have been very eager to find out what Edgar Wright would do for an encore. He has been circling several projects over the past few years including an adaptation of the novel Grasshopper Jungle, an animated film called Shadows and a potential Baby Driver sequel, plus he was even rumoured to take over Bond 25 after Danny Boyle left the project. This week, however, Wright has revealed that his next movie will be something completely different: a psychological horror movie set in London and starring a female lead. Here’s what he had to say about the project:
“I realized 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 cites both Roman Polanski’s Repulsion and Nicolas Roeg’s Don’t Look Now as influences on this film, the latter of which he has publicly professed his love for many times in the past. The script was co-written by Krysty Wilson-Cairns (Penny Dreadful) and it is expected to start production this spring. He also confirmed that he has completed a first draft of a script for Baby Driver 2. Either way, this is exciting news and if you want to know more about his potential influences, check out Wright’s Top 100 Horror Movies as posted on Mubi a couple of years ago. Are you looking forward to Edgar Wright’s next movie?