It looks like Denis Villeneuve’s Dune will have some company at the Venice Film Festival.
Edgar Wright’s psychological horror film Last Night In Soho will officially have it’s world premiere at the Italian film festival as well. This will be the first time one of his films has been shown there. The British filmmaker said in a tweet, “I’m incredibly honoured that Last Night In Soho has been chosen to have its World Premiere at this year’s Venice Film Festival. It’s very exciting for me show a film of mine in Venice for the first time and bring Soho to the Lido.”
LAST NIGHT IN SOHO – A young woman, passionate in fashion design, is mysteriously able to enter the 1960s, where she encounters her idol, a dazzling wannabe singer. However, 1960s London is not what it appears, and time seems to fall apart with shady consequences.
Wright’s cast for Last Night In Soho consists of Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch, The Queen’s Gambit, The Northman), Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie (Jojo Rabbit), Matt Smith (Doctor Who), Terence Stamp (Superman II), Diana Rigg, Rita Tushingham, Michael Ajao, and Synnøve Karlsen.
Focus Features recently bumped the film’s release from October 22 to October 29, to avoid sharing the debut weekend with Dune.
Last Night In Soho’s lead Anya Taylor-Joy is a busy lady, as she is set to begin shooting George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road prequel Furiosa at Fox Studios Australia in August and will be seen in Robert Eggers’ Viking epic that will hit theaters on April 8, 2022.
Edgar Wright is working on a bunch of projects including a remake of the Arnold Schwarzenegger dystopian sci-fi flick The Running Man, the new version at Paramount Pictures is expected to be more faithful to original source material and will be adapted from the Stephen King novel written under his pen name Richard Bachman. Before The Running Man, the filmmaker was developing a sci-fi about robots in 2054 with the Simon Stephenson adaption Set My Heart To Five at Working Title Films.
SOURCE: EDGAR WRIGHT/VENICE FILM FESTIVAL