I don’t care who you are or whether or not you like his movies, but Edgar Wright is, without a doubt, one of the most unique voices in filmmaking today. Of course, we can point to the Cornetto Trilogy as a huge staple of any nutritious film diet, but we also can’t undersell the visually-kinetic Scott Pilgrim vs. the World or the more recent Baby Driver, which managed to elevate the getaway genre to a whole new level.
The big question anyone would be asking is the usual in Hollywood: What’s next? Where does this auteur have his sights set for his latest project? Speaking with Empire, Wright revealed that his next project is a psychological horror-thriller flick. For influence, he’s looked to movies Don’t Look Now and Roman Polanski’s Repulsion. The film will be set in London and will have a female lead.
So, if you’re like me, you may be asking yourself what the hell Don’t Look Now and Repulsion are. I went to film school and I’ve never even heard of the former. The latter, yes, but on principle, I tend to avoid Roman Polanski films, so there you have it. But a little Googling really helped give me an idea of what he’s going for. Don’t Look Now is a 1973 film featuring Donald Sutherland, and it reeks of the 1970s horror vibe in the best ways possible.
The zooms! The zooms!
And what about Repulsion? Well, it’s an interesting black-and-white film that served as Polanski’s first English-language flick. While it does feel much different from Don’t Look Now, it still has certain elements I can see blending together to create a sweet horror flick.
And if you want a taste of Wright’s horror sensibilities, we can’t forget the trailer he made for the Quentin Tarantino-Robert Rodriguez joint Grindhouse.
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SOURCES: Empire Online