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Edgar Wright's at work on a London-set psychological horror-thriller

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When last we checked in with Edgar Wright, the Baby Driver director (and trivia whiz) was beginning work on a documentary about L.A. pop-rock outfit Sparks. We have no doubt it’ll be cool as hell, but one wonders: Will it scratch the same itch as his playfully subversive approach to genre? Well, if not, one of his other upcoming projects most assuredly will. In a new interview with Empire, Wright says he’s at work on a “straight-up psychological horror-thriller.”

“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 25 years,” Wright said. “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.”

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Wright co-wrote the as-yet-untitled film with Penny Dreadful’s Krysty Wilson-Cairns and plans to shoot it this summer. Serving as an influence, he says, was Roman Polanski’s Repulsion, as well as Nicolas Roeg’s Don’t Look Now, which he told The A.V. Club in 2011 was “one of my favorite films of all time.”

“It is a horror movie, but not by today’s standards, in that it doesn’t really unfold with murder and carnage every 20 minutes,” he said of the 1973 movie. “It’s actually topped and tailed by its most shocking sequences.”

That’s not his only project, however. Following up on his tease of a Baby Driver sequel, Wright has revealed that “a first draft of Baby Driver 2 exists.” Per Empire, it “introduces a whole swathe of new characters following the original’s high body-count.” Hey, just give us a good soundtrack and we’ll be happy.

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Randall Colburn

Randall Colburn is The A.V. Club's Internet Culture Editor. He lives in Chicago, occasionally writes plays, and was a talking head in Best Worst Movie, the documentary about Troll 2.