A new film from Edgar Wright is a cinematic event. From the comic genre mash-ups of Shaun Of The Dead, Hot Fuzz, and The World’s End, to the innovative action sequences of Scott Pilgrim and Baby Driver, the British writer-director always delivers. Which makes his upcoming new film even more fascinating – Last Night In Soho sends Wright into psychological thriller territory for the first time, in a time-twisting trawl through the dark heart of London’s neon-lit Soho. To mark its impending arrival, Empire presents an issue all about the man himself – an epic celebration of Edgar Wright, going deep on his latest work, digging into his previous films, and hearing from his greatest collaborators.
Find the issue on newsstands from Thursday 2 September – or pre-order a copy online here. But first, here’s a sneak peek inside this month’s mag.
A Celebration Of Edgar Wright
Across 30 pages, Empire celebrates the filmmaker behind some of the most beloved movies of the last two decades. Inside, you’ll find…
Last Night In Soho
A bold new direction. A twisted, time-hopping tale. A mega-talented co-writer. Two rising stars. Empire stumbles through the dark alleys of Last Night In Soho to get the story behind Wright’s most surprising movie yet.
Fresh from her Oscar-nominated work on 1917, screenwriter Krysty Wilson-Cairns ventured into Wright’s Soho project. Empire gets to know the woman making waves in the world of writing movies.
From the epic cameo-filled doppelgänger sequence in Shaun Of The Dead, to the adrenaline-pumping foot chase in Baby Driver, to the surreal treat of Scott Pilgrim’s Vegan Police scene, Empire presents brand new oral histories on some of Wright’s most memorable movie moments.
Edgar Wright x George Miller
Between Baby Driver and Mad Max: Fury Road, Edgar Wright and George Miller are behind some of the greatest car chases committed to the screen in the last decade. They get together for an epic conversation spanning Furiosa, Last Night In Soho, shooting action sequences, and more.
The Making Of Don’t
It’s a two-minute trailer for a film that was never made – but Edgar Wright’s Grindhouse contribution, Don’t, remains a weird, dark, hilarious oddity with a cult reputation. Empire digs into the full story behind the twisted teaser.
The Many Saints Of Newark
The Sopranos is still hailed as one of the greatest TV series of all time – and David Chase and Alan Taylor have returned to the mob world for a prequel movie set against the 1967 Newark riots, with the late James Gandolfini’s son Michael as a young Tony Soprano. Empire gets the full story on this year’s most anticipated crime film.
Sex Education Season 3
Netflix’s groundbreaking show continues to push the envelope and grow even more loveable. As the new season approaches, Empire gathers the cast – including Gillian Anderson, Asa Butterfield and Emma Mackey – plus creator Laurie Nunn to get up close and personal with the show everyone’s talking about.
Gods Among Us: Michelle Pfeiffer
Our series celebrating the biggest names in Hollywood continues with the legendary Michelle Pfeiffer – charting her rise through Dangerous Liaisons, Batman Returns, The Age Of Innocence and countless more.
This month’s look at all the movie (and TV) moments that matter includes a brand new exclusive look at Chloé Zhao’s Marvel movie Eternals, a glimpse in Tom Hank’s new sci-fi flick Finch, a set visit on Benedict Cumberbatch’s oddball art biopic *The Electrical Life Of Louis Wain (with bonus Taika Waititi cameo), Karen Gillan taking on the Pint Of Milk interview, and much more.
In the home entertainment arena, we revisit Beasts Of No Nation with director Cary Joji Fukunaga for its Criterion release, take a deep dive into Bill Duke’s crime classic Deep Cover, talk the controversial career of Sean Young with the woman herself, rank the Fast & Furious movies, and much more.
Reviewed in this month’s issue, you’ll find Leos Carax’s wild Sparks musical Annette, Aretha Franklin biopic Respect, all-out actioner Gunpowder Milkshake, Nia DaCosta’s new take on Candyman, Marvel’s What If…? and much, much more.
Find the issue on newsstands from Thursday 2 September – or order a copy online here.