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Edgar Wright Reveals He Will Dabble Into Horror for His Movie

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 10: Edgar Wright attends The Inaugural Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society Award Ceremony at Taglyan Complex on January 10, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Presley Ann/Getty Images)

Coming off of the great reception and Oscar nominations his musically infused heist film “Baby Driver” received, fan-favorite Edgar Wright is gearing up to direct his new film in London this summer.

Empire Magazine reports that in a conversation with the director for their latest print issue, he revealed that for his next project he is ready dabble into much darker territory than he previously has. Wright is making a psychological horror-thriller, which, according to him, references genre classics such as “Repulsion” and “Don’t Look Now.”

Wright also explained that part of his interest in this story is making a movie in the Soho neighborhood of London, an area were he’s spent plenty of time over the years but has never used as a key location. He told Empire that in some of his hilariously dark comedies “Hot Fuzz” and “Shaun of the Dead” he was making films about places where he lived, but not where he existed. That differentiation might imply a certain level of emotional depth in the new project that we haven’t yet from the filmmaker.

Although a title hasn’t been unveiled, the Wright’s horror-thriller is set to begin production this summer and was co-written by author Krysty Wilson-Cairns. No cast selections have been announced as of yet, but surely details will emerge soon as principal photography gets underway in England.

Fans should also delight in the news that a draft for the “Baby Driver” sequel has been completed. Since the vast majority of characters in the original died violently, Wright is crafting a new set of engaging figures for this new installment.

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Written by Carlos Aguilar

Originally from Mexico City, Carlos Aguilar was chosen as one of 6 young film critics to partake in the first Roger Ebert Fellowship organized by RogerEbert.com, the Sundance Institute and Indiewire in 2014. Aguilar’s work has appeared in prestigious publications such as The Wrap, Indiewire, Vulture, RogerEbert.com, MovieMaker Magazine, Remezcla Filmmaker Magazine, Variety Latino, Slate, Bustle, Americas Quarterly, among others.

Besides his work in journalism, Aguilar regularly works as a screener for the Sundance Film Festival and a screenplay reader for Sundance’s Screenwriters Lab. Carlos Aguilar has also been on the jury at renowned festivals such the Palm Springs International Film Festival, the Gasparilla International Film Festival, the Louisiana International Film Festival, and the Los Angeles Indian Film Festival.

Aguilar currently co-hosts, One Week Only, a weekly podcast highlighting independent and international cinema. He also regularly participates in panel discussions about the importance of people of color in film criticism and his experience as a DACA recipient working in the film industry.

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