It is fair to say that, between the Oscars and Sundance, we’ve hardly been lacking movie news today. But for those with a penchant for painstaking genre homages, the onscreen pairing of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, debates about the relative merits of Stone Roses albums, and a certain brand of British frozen treat, the real story today is the photograph to the left.
The pic, which came accompanied with the message “Hard at work…,” was posted on the Twitter page of director Edgar Wright this afternoon and would seem to indicate that he and Pegg have finally started writing The World’s End, the film which is assumed to be the long awaited third part of their so-called “Cornetto trilogy.”
It’s been eight years since the U.K. pair kicked off the aforementioned series with 2004’s superlative zombie rom-com Shaun of the Dead and five since their last screenwriting collaboration, the comedy cop movie Hot Fuzz.
In the years since Hot Fuzz, Wright directed the underseen Scott Pilgrim vs. The World and became a regular contributor to Joe Dante’s excellent Trailers From Hell website while Pegg starred in the, well, very seen Star Trek and Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, amongst other big screen ventures.
But now, it seems, they’re back together again “hard at work” penning “The World’s End” about which we know… about as much as Pegg as Wright do, judging by how far they’ve gotten (although it will be a big surprise if the film doesn’t ultimately star Pegg and Frost). Regardless, as someone who does have a penchant for painstaking genre homages, the onscreen pairing of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, debates about the relative merits of Stone Roses albums (The Second Coming is a tragically underrated collection), and a certain brand of British frozen treat, I can only offer a hearty “Hurrah!” And if anyone knows where I can buy a Cornetto in New York, please do let me know.
You can check out trailers for Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz below.
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The making of ‘Scott Pilgrim vs. The World’: Edgar Wright and Michael Cera describe how they brought us the year’s most hard-to-describe movie ‘epic’
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