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.