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Edgar Wright's Next Film Will Be a Psychological Horror Movie

Edgar Wright

From his collaborations with actors Simon Pegg and Nick Frost to his contribution to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, director Edgar Wright has proven that he isn't bound by one genre and is willing to explore what kind of films he can make.

While his 2017 music-fueled action movie Baby Driver may be getting a sequel, Wright has announced that his next film will be in the psychological horror genre.

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In a new interview, Wright revealed that the untitled project will be a straight-up psychological horror thriller that will be set in London and starring a female lead.

"I realized I had never made a film about central London- specifically Soho, somewhere I've spent a huge amount of time in the last 24 years, he told Empire. With Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead you make movies about places you've lived in. This movie is about the London I've existed in."

Wright cited Nicholas Roeg's 1973 film Don't Look Now and Roman Polanski's 1965 film Repulsion as influences for the movie.

Don't Look Now tells the story of a married couple, portrayed by Julie Christie and Donald Sutherland, who travel to Venice following the accidental death of their child. While refurbishing a church, the couple deal with possible clairvoyant episodes, a serial killer and warnings from beyond the grave that threaten their still-grieving minds.

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Repulsion tells the story of Catherine Deneuve's Carol Ledoux, who is extremely disturbed by romantic advances of any kind. When her sister leaves to go on vacation in Italy, Carolfalls into a downward spiral of isolation and obsession as she becomes increasingly unhinged and detached from reality.

Wright plans to shoot the film this summer from a screenplay he co-wrote with Krysty Wilson-Cairns. Wilson-Cairns is film and television writer known for her work on the TV show Penny Dreadful and is currently adapting New York Times bestseller The Good Nurse. 

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