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Blake Lively to Make Film Directorial Debut With Adaptation of Bryan Lee O’Malley Graphic Novel ‘Seconds’ (Exclusive)

Blake Lively is set to make her feature directorial debut with Seconds, an adaptation of the graphic novel by Scott Pilgrim creator Bryan Lee O’Malley that is set up at Searchlight. Edgar Wright, who adapted the 2010 cult classic Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, is also involved with Seconds. The filmmaker wrote the script and is producing […]

Edgar Wright, Scott Stuber Among Five Additions to British Film Institute Board of Governors

Edgar Wright and Scott Stuber are among five new additions to the British Film Institute’s board of governors. Unveiled Friday, the Last Night in Soho writer/director and Netflix’s head of global film are joined by Number 9 Films co-founder and Carol producer Elizabeth Karlsen, Electronic Arts executive vp and chief operating officer Laura Miele and […]

Dina Eaton, Music Editor on James Bond Films, Dies at 70

Dina Eaton, the pioneering British music editor who worked on five James Bond films and movies directed by Michael Cimino, Bernardo Bertolucci, John Singleton and Edgar Wright, has died. She was 70. Eaton died Feb. 1 of complications from surgery at a hospital in Kingston, England, her friend, editor William Webb, told The Hollywood Reporter. […]

‘Scott Pilgrim’ Anime Series in the Works From UCP, Netflix (Exclusive)

Sex Bob-omb is warming up its guitars for a possible comeback. Scott Pilgrim, the hit graphic novel series that was adapted into an Edgar Wright vehicle, is once again headed to the screen, this time as an anime series. Netflix and UCP, the division of Universal Studio Group behind The Umbrella Academy and Chucky, are […]

How Edgar Wright’s Parents and Quentin Tarantino Inspired ‘Last Night in Soho’

In Focus Features’ Last Night in Soho, the naive young Eloise “Ellie” Turner (Thomasin McKenzie) arrives in London to study fashion, but quickly learns that the city is an overwhelming place for a small-town girl from Cornwall. As she attempts to settle into big-city life, Ellie begins mysteriously traveling back in time in her dreams […]

FYC Movie Screenings Are Back in Full Force — But With Some Adjustments

Finally, after last year’s Oscar season — or, technically, this year’s first Oscar season, which stretched into April — the cinephiles among guild voters and the media have reason to rejoice. Movie theaters (and screening rooms) are open once again, and awards hopefuls can be seen the way they were meant to be: on the […]

Edgar Wright on ‘Last Night in Soho’ and Re-creating 1960s London

Edgar Wright couldn’t stop thinking about the ghosts that must occupy the age-old buildings in London’s Soho district. So he turned that thought into Last Night in Soho, his first foray into psychological horror/giallo. The film stars Thomasin McKenzie and Anya Taylor-Joy, as McKenzie’s Eloise begins having vivid dreams involving Taylor-Joy’s Sandie, a 1960s singer […]

Shoots at 3 a.m., Drunken Merrymakers and Inspiration From Quentin Tarantino: How Edgar Wright Made ‘Last Night in Soho’ in London’s Busiest Neighborhood

It was Quentin Tarantino who — unintentionally and indirectly — gave Edgar Wright the necessary encouragement to film Last Night in Soho the way he wanted. While staying in Los Angeles in the summer of 2018 as he wrote a new draft of the Focus Features time-twisting psychological thriller (which lands in U.S. cinemas Oct. 29), […]

Edgar Wright Responds to Stephen King’s ‘Last Night in Soho’ Tweet: “I Am Truly Humbled”

Angelenos weathered a cold and blustery Monday as temperatures dipped into the 50s and rain fell across the southland, conditions that seemed rather fitting for a premiere of a film set in London. And it did not go unnoticed. Standing onstage inside the Academy Museum’s David Geffen Theater just before 8 p.m., Focus Features’ Peter […]

Anya Taylor-Joy on Why She Opted to Sing A Cappella in ‘Last Night in Soho’: “It Adds Vulnerability”

Although Anya Taylor-Joy sang a few bars in Emma and during the live-action opening of the animated Playmobil: The Movie, the actress says filmmaker Edgar Wright offered her the part of aspiring singer Sandie in his Last Night in Soho before confirming with his own ears that she could carry a tune. “The first time […]

Edgar Wright Explains Why He Hasn’t Made a ‘Shaun of the Dead’ Sequel

Edgar Wright says he’s not interested in doing a direct Shaun of the Dead sequel, at least not right now, because of the time commitment and difficulty returning to the same material. The writer, producer and director — who reteamed with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost for Hot Fuzz and The World’s End — says […]

How ‘Last Night in Soho’ Tackles the “Dangerous” Side of Nostalgia

Of all the major titles heading to the 2021 BFI London Film Festival, one feature stands out as perhaps the most perfectly selected in the lineup: Edgar Wright’s Last Night in Soho. Were it not for the fact that the festival’s main gala screening venue moved this year from its traditional base in Soho’s Leicester […]