If you’ve always been fascinated by the 1960s, Edgar Wright may be here to spoil your fun. Last Night in Soho – 80% (The Soho Mystery) is the director’s new film, which stars Thomasin McKenzie and Anya Taylor-Joy. Following its premiere at the 2021 Venice Film Festival, the studio has shared a new trailer that reveals more about the sinister twists we can expect from the film.
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Last Night in Soho is about Eloise (Thomasin McKenzie), a young woman who moves to the titular neighborhood to pursue her dreams of becoming a fashion designer. It is there that he discovers an uncanny ability to travel through time and experiences the life of Sandie (Anya Taylor-Joy), a singer from the 1960s who lives a glamorous life at the time. Or at least that is what the protagonist believes before discovering murky secrets.
The new trailer reveals more details about the plot, as well as the violent twist behind Sandie’s life. We also have a first look (or ear, rather) to the accent of the protagonist. We can see Wright’s recreation of the city of London from so many decades ago, as well as the montage games that will reveal the structure of the film in which Eloise begins to live the life of the other character.
This will be Wright’s first horror film. Although Despair of the Dead – 92% has elements of that genre, it is much more of a somewhat twisted comedy. If you are not familiar with that movie, it is about a pair of friends played by Simon Pegg and Nick Frost who must save their favorite bar, and their families, from a zombie epidemic. It is one of his best remembered works.
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So is Baby – The Crime Apprentice – 93%. This is an action movie about a young driver who works for a group of bank robbers. When a hit goes wrong, he must escape and protect the girl he falls in love with. The film starred Ansel Elgort and Lily James. That is also the production prior to this new title that is one of the most anticipated of the year and the one that we will be able to see in the fall with some luck.
Early reviews from Venice were somewhat divided on the film, although they remained predominantly positive. Although it seems that the director continues to surprise with his eccentric style, the twists and surprises of the plot did not seem to completely convince his first audiences. After Venice, the film will arrive at the Toronto Film Festival next week.
Last Night in Soho – 80%, or as it will be called in Mexico, The mystery of Soho, still does not have a release date in our country. Although more recent releases like Shang-Chi and the legend of the ten rings – 95% have alleviated concerns about the box office and the covid, the kind of money that we saw before the emergency is still not recovered. Universal has held fast to its other titles like Viejos – 55% and No Time to Die so it will most likely arrive before the end of the year, but it wouldn’t hurt to be prepared for another possible delay.
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