It’s going to be a real dogfight in the final quarter of 2021. The latest film to change release dates is Edgar Wright’s psychological thriller Last Night in Soho, which Focus Features has set for October 22nd. It was previously scheduled to open in April, and follows an increasing pattern of major releases that have moved away from the first half of the year as the pandemic keeps theaters shuttered.
Wright hit Twitter to confirm the news himself.
Some news – my new film @lastnightinsoho will now be coming out later in the year. I know some of you may be disappointed, but my hope is more of you will be able to experience it as we intended; in the dark, on a big screen, with an audience. See you at the movies…10/22/21 pic.twitter.com/9DH4alnEyv
— edgarwright (@edgarwright) January 22, 2021
Last Night in Soho stars Anya Taylor-Joy, Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie, Matt Smith, Diana Rigg, and Terence Stamp, and was inspired by Nicolas Roeg‘s Don’t Look Now and Roman Polanski‘s Repulsion, two classic psycho-thrillers. The story follows “a young girl, who is passionate about fashion design, mysteriously enters the 1960s, where she encounters her idol, a dazzling wannabe singer. But 1960s London is not what it seems, and time seems to fall apart with shady consequences”
Meanwhile, Michael Bay’s upcoming film Ambulance has been set for Feb 18th 2022. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, and Eiza Gonzalez, it’s based on the 2005 Danish thriller about two brothers who commit a robbery in order to pay for their ailing mother’s medical treatment. In attempting to get away, they steal an ambulance only to discover a female paramedic and a patient in critical condition.