Few filmmakers have left a mark on cinema in recent years like Edgar Wright – the British writer-director behind some of the fastest, funniest, freakiest films to have graced our screens over nigh-on two decades. From the joyous genre-homages of the Cornetto Trilogy films – that’s Shaun Of The Dead, Hot Fuzz and The World’s End – to the dazzling video-game blast of Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, the revved-up runaway car chases of Baby Driver, and this year’s joyous rock-doc The Sparks Brothers, he’s aced it each time. And now, he’s about to unleash a new film on the world: the dark, mysterious, mercurial Last Night In Soho, a psychological thriller that’s unmistakably Edgar Wright, but also unlike anything he’s done before.

This month’s issue of Empire features an epic 30-page celebration of the man himself. We go deep on Soho with brand new images and interviews, getting the full story on his scariest (and most surprising) film yet. Plus, we revisit his previous movies, going granular on Shaun, Scott Pilgrim and Baby Driver with brand new oral histories, uncovering the tale behind his legendary Grindhouse trailer Don’t, and presenting Wright in conversation with fellow master director George Miller – getting fast and Furiosa on the art of filmmaking, shooting compelling car chases, and the magnetism of Anya Taylor-Joy. It’s the ultimate blowout on a British filmmaker like no other, featuring contributions from Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Michael Cera, Jessica Hynes, Krysty Wilson-Cairns, Reece Shearsmith, Anya Taylor-Joy, Brandon Routh, Will Arnett and plenty more.

All that and more in a jam-packed issue that also gives an inside look at Marvel’s most radical movie yet, Eternals, and delves into the story behind long-awaited The Sopranos prequel The Many Saints Of Newark.

This month’s newsstand cover features Wright surrounded by some of his most iconic characters, creations and Cornettos – illustrated exclusively by Paul Shipper.

Empire – October 2021 cover

And our exclusive subscriber cover features portraits of 12 characters spanning Wright’s filmography, from Shaun Of The Dead to Last Night In Soho, illustrated by Stanley Chow.

Empire – October 2021 subscriber cover

Find the newsstand edition on shelves from Thursday 2 September – and we’ll see you on the neon-lit streets of Soho for one of the most-anticipated films of the year. Pre-order a copy online here.

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