Edgar Wright's next film is a psychological horror
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Talking to Empire, Wright revealed his next project is a straight-up psychological horror-thriller – he cites Don’t Look Now and Roman Polanski's Repulsion as influences – set in London, and starring a female lead.
“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,” Wright tells Empire in the new issue, out 24 January. “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.” The film will shoot this summer from a screenplay co-written by Krysty Wilson-Cairns.
Shaun of the Dead might not have been a full on Horror movie but the Horror aspects were still pretty Horrific, so if he's going full on with then I'll be keen to see how it turns out.
Inspired by both Repulsion and Don’t Look Now? I can feel the suspense already
I remember when I first watched it I was scared but still laughing all the way through.
It's one of my all-time favorite movies.
For those who remember when I used to go by Zeddy and Zedacon, it's technically because of Shaun of the Dead. I'd never heard "Z" referred to as "Zed" before watching it and them constantly saying "Zed-word" just stuck. So I took "Zed" and started using it as a screenname.
Wright does a lot of weird and cool stuff so I'm interested in seeing this.
if he can pull it off then i'm down
i think jordan peele has helped proved that funny men can do the scary
Both about timing innit
I think Edgar Wright's also one of the best directors of all time at visual jokes, which can probably translate quite well to spooky imagery
He's incredibly good at generating emotion through visuals, which is perfect for both comedy and horror. I'm super excited to see what he comes up with.
I have a huge amount of respect for everyone involved in that film for so perfectly blending horror, comedy and drama and doing so without any aspect feeling out of place or conflicting with the rest of the film. Easily one of my favorite movies.
I'd really like to see him make a return to horror/comedy because he does it so well, but I'm interested to see what his take on psychological horror will be like. I'm sure he can pull it off.
I'm interested to see what he can pull off. Hot Fuzz will forever be the high of his career, always show it to everyone I can and they love it, but Baby Driver was fucking good and it's shown he can do more than just comedy.
Someone once told me that that when you're writing music, you write your best works in genres you're less familiar with - because you don't have so much previous information and inspiration to accidentally copy from. I imagine that works across all the arts
Get The Gizz to write the soundtrack!
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