The latest from the Baby Driver director stars Thomasin McKenzie and Anya Taylor-Joy as two very different girls... or is that one girl?
Edgar Wright has long proven himself a dab hand at remixing the history of cinema to inspired effect, from his zombie masterpiece Shaun of the Dead to the high speed thrills of Baby Driver. And now we have this: the long-awaited trailer for his latest flick, the seductively named – and very groovy – Last Night in Soho. Take a look:
Based on this footage, the plot is even crazier than what we might have speculated. Thomasin McKenzie stars as a shy and timid young woman named Eloise who finds a way to travel back from the present to 1960s London. The great Anya Taylor-Joy, on the other hand, plays what appears to be her more confident (but terrifying?) blonde-haired alter-ago, based in the past, but whose body she can seemingly inhabit. Then we discover, of course, that no good can come of their interaction, and there is a sinister looking Matt Smith and some very vivid lighting effects to prove it.
What's absolutely made clear in this trailer is that Last Night in Soho is a full on riff on Italian “Giallo” movies of the 70s and 80s – garish exploitation movies defined by the works of filmmakers like Dario Argento and Mario Bava. There's also a bit of Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood in here, and maybe even some Back to the Future. It's also the closet that Wright has come to making a full-length version of his fake Grindhouse trailer Don't, which still inarguably stands as the funniest fake movie trailer ever. Do see this movie, though.
Last Night in Soho is released in UK cinemas on October 29.