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SHAUN OF THE DEAD news pops up

Published at: Sept. 18, 2003, 1:06 p.m. CST by staff

Hey folks, Harry here... Next year, in all liklihood we'll be hit with two hilarious Zombie flicks... The first is the Spierig Brothers' flick UNDEAD (which btw will be playing at Saturday night at Maniafest and the Lammele's on 2nd Street in Santa Monica. Get out and check it out you L.A. Geeks!) and then there will be SHAUN OF THE DEAD. The second feature film from Edgar Wright who made FISTFUL OF FINGERS, a comedy western as his first film... God, I want to see that! But then he went on to direct one of the funniest goddamn British television shows around, called SPACED... and if you've never seen SPACED, then... just hush, and try to find it. I have complete faith in Edgar to deliver genius hilarity... if he doesn't... I say we kill him.








SHAUN OF THE DEAD - ON THE BBC THIS MORNING

Ok guys, you've probably had loads of people sending you emails about this, but I thought I would send you what i saw - just in case no one else bothers to mail you.

So it's Julius Caeser here in Manchester reporting in on the Beeb's interview with Simon Pegg - he talked openly with a beeb reporter about the writing 95 years) and development (2 years) of Shaun of the dead.

More interestingly though they cut to them filimng a scene outside the Winchester Arms 9I think) pub in London.

The scene involved hundreds of zombies wlaking the streets in typical zombie fashion. Through the middle of them walked Simon Pegg's Character and his co starts, fooling the Zombies by walking around in a Zombie fashion - if that makes sense. The scene has the potential to be absolutely hilarious.

Simon pegg then went on to mention some of the things in the script that had not been done due to budget constraints - mainly a scene where in the background of there's absolutre mayhem going on and a Cessna (sp?) crashes in the background.

Pegg was then joined by the Zombie Choreographer who went on to talk about how hard it is to walk like a Zombie without looking like you're an extra from a Michael jackson video.

Anyway - wish you guys could have seen it - if anything else pops up, will let you know.

keep the faith, oh and if you'd like I'd love to send you a review of orbital#s soundtrack for the new movie Octane - and I forgive you for not posting my scoop that Aphex Twin will be doing the music for Burton's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Julian

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  • Sept. 18, 2003, 1:11 p.m. CST

    I really like that poster art

    by skiprat1

    I want it. Is the British art different? I only ask 'cos of the word 'Mom'... in Britain we'd spell it 'Mum'... doesn't matter though, it's cool

  • Sept. 18, 2003, 1:12 p.m. CST

    Yeah, I saw it too. This film looks great. The trailer is inspir

    by Silver_Joo

  • Sept. 18, 2003, 1:12 p.m. CST

    when is Zombie College out on DVD?

    by PlantBoy!

    Now *that's* zombie comedy!

  • Sept. 18, 2003, 1:13 p.m. CST

    Who Cares?

    by RingLord

  • Sept. 18, 2003, 1:17 p.m. CST

    evidently you do

    by PlantBoy!

  • Sept. 18, 2003, 1:21 p.m. CST

    looks funny

    by Chuck L Nuts

    ...but this Julian, oof, annoying. "the beeb reporter and then I will forgive you for not with my other scoop and then the beeb reporter and then i am julius caesar and then..." wow.

  • Sept. 18, 2003, 1:22 p.m. CST

    uhh... " that Aphex Twin will be doing the music for Burton's Ch

    by BEARison Ford

    is this fucking legit?

  • Sept. 18, 2003, 1:24 p.m. CST

    don't forget Zombiegeddon

    by GrandoCarIissian

    so what's with all the zombie flicks lately?

  • Sept. 18, 2003, 1:32 p.m. CST

    Fist full of fingers

    by ELGordo

    Trust me, the only thing funny about Fist full of fingers is the title.

  • Sept. 18, 2003, 1:59 p.m. CST

    So the other day I walk into a comic book store...

    by tylernol

    ...and there's this new guy working there. Let me tell you he was the weirdest looking fucker I have ever seen in my life. He must have weighed about 400lbs and his ass looked like a goodyear blimp had been nailed to his back. And not just that, God he was the most annoying geek I've ever had the misfortune of having to listen to. He followed me around the store talking stupid shit about how he loves to collect comics and which titles he loves, blah blah blah. He seemed to be in his early 20s but he had this annoying, high pitched squeal I guess he thinks is a voice. No people skills whatsoever, loud, irritating, rambling, idiotic. The funniest part was when he asked me if I ever come to AICN. He said he loves to leave the site up all day, and whenever a new topic gets posted he loves to scream out "First!" and be the first one to respond. I asked him why he would even bother. He looked at me in disbelief, and stammered something about how "cool" it is to be first. God it was so depressing I had to leave without making my weekly purchases. This guy looks like he has never had any female flesh pressed to his aside from when his mother wipes his ass for him, because he clearly can't do it for himself. I always wondered about the mentality of anyone who would hang around a web site all day just waiting to be the first poster in a topic, but now my questions have been answered. If this guy is representative of first posters, it explains everything. Back now to our regularly scheduled programming...

  • Sept. 18, 2003, 2:11 p.m. CST

    Hold the fucking phone!!!!

    by dastickboy

    Back right up there - are you saying it's not cool to first post??? REALITY...COMING APART AT SEAMS...!!!

  • Sept. 18, 2003, 2:13 p.m. CST

    BEARison

    by MechaniFerret

    Where did you get the info about Richard James(Aphex Twin) doing the soundtrack for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory? That's exciting news. MF

  • Sept. 18, 2003, 2:31 p.m. CST

    tylernol...

    by rev_skarekroe

    ...is that story true? 'Cuz if it is, you're banned from the store for making fun of me! sniff. sk

  • Sept. 18, 2003, 2:32 p.m. CST

    The Ultimate Zombie Action/Comedy Flick

    by BurningParadise

    Goes by the name: STINK OF FLESH Here be the trailer: http://www.exhilarateddespair.com/stink/stinktrailersm.mov

  • Sept. 18, 2003, 2:41 p.m. CST

    Rightfully famous at last...

    by Charlie & Tex

    We appeared on that behind-the-scenes clip they played this morning! Boy, that area they filmed in was a complete shithole. Through this, we're screentesting for roles in an adapation of The Ring next week!

  • Sept. 18, 2003, 2:45 p.m. CST

    The correct wording:

    by Charlie & Tex

    The wording on it is apparently wrong, as it is supposed to read like a "to-do" list, in keeping with the theme of the script. It should read: "Get milk, call mum, avoid zombies".

  • Sept. 18, 2003, 2:47 p.m. CST

    the ULTIMATE zombie comedy was on the Simpsons

    by the G-man

    BART: "Whoa, dad, you just shot Zombie Flanders..." HOMER: "He was a ZOMBIE?"

  • Sept. 18, 2003, 2:54 p.m. CST

    A hidden camera in the laundry......

    by SemiSubtle

    Just watched the Stink trailer... low budget, naked zombie, do-it-yourself gory fun. What mom's digital camcorder was meant to do (though, of course, the world of amatuer porn has never been skankier).

  • Sept. 18, 2003, 3:47 p.m. CST

    Mom?, MOM? What kind of American bullshit is this?

    by earthworm_

    .

  • Sept. 18, 2003, 4:14 p.m. CST

    re: MechaniFerret

    by BEARison Ford

    check the bottom last line of the scoop.

  • Sept. 18, 2003, 4:15 p.m. CST

    What's Nunziata doing slumming around here?

    by rev_skarekroe

    And who's the tattletale bastard who ratted me out for posting the vampire game link here? Show yourself, or eat shit and die. sk

  • Sept. 18, 2003, 4:17 p.m. CST

    Stormbringer, I suspect "Nick" isn't all he seems...

    by earthworm_

    ...but it is quite interesting how much technology has been shaped by porn, VHS, streaming technology, webcams, online credit card payments, websites actually making money, all honed, refined and spearheaded by porn. Well, it's interesting to me anyway...

  • Sept. 18, 2003, 4:19 p.m. CST

    Another stab in the face for horror.

    by ACanOfTab

    yup...Shaun of the Dead, sounds brilliant.

  • Sept. 18, 2003, 5:01 p.m. CST

    I'm sorry, but...

    by Margot Tenenbaum

    ...the title SHAUN OF THE DEAD suggests a 70s period piece with a blue-satin-jacket clad fella with golden, feathered hair fighting zombies in a mall. Shaun Cassidy vs. the Army of Darkness if you will.

  • Sept. 18, 2003, 5:06 p.m. CST

    Fistful of Fingers

    by Grando

    was awful, truly awful. Spaced is funny though, underated as fuck.

  • Sept. 18, 2003, 9 p.m. CST

    SPACED

    by faherman

    I live for the day that SPACED is released in the US on *Region 1, Dammit* DVD. Please, somebody make it happen!

  • Sept. 18, 2003, 10:03 p.m. CST

    "...fooling the Zombies by walking around in a Zombie fashion...

    by FrankDrebin

    John Hannah did that in THE MUMMY. Is that how far moviemaking has sunk--stealing from THE frickin MUMMY!

  • Sept. 19, 2003, 12:02 a.m. CST

    A new Orbital album? Cool!

    by RowanM

    I'm a big fan of Orbital (They did the theme for Val Kilmer's THE SAINT in case you didn't know). I saw them play in Dublin's Point Depot in 1998. Fucking brilliant. One e-head described it as a religious experience. Bloody Pill Popper. I knew what he meant. I've only seen a few SPACED episodes. Just wondering if American's will get the humour of it. Harry obviously did. Anyway, when can we start talking about ROTK already. I can barely contain myself

  • Sept. 19, 2003, 4:25 a.m. CST

    Don't be a jackass

    by gobofraggleuk

    >Listen Limeys, we have all of >your best actors anytime we want >them. Because the American Film >industry is SUCCESSHUL The strength of Hollywood is that it isn't the American film industry but is the world's film industry - I suppose you think all of those companies are American? What about Universal being part of Vivendi, the French media company... What about Sony... What about Sony... What about the total mix of nationalities in all roles? Just, don't be a triumphalist asshole - Hollywood is a successful machine, but it isn't something to get xenophobic about because it isn't 'American'. >while the Brit one is SCREWED. Pretty much, yes. But only because it is so 'British' instead of being a magnet for world talent. Most of the British talent goes to Hollywood, which belongs to the world whether you like it or not - what, are you going to boygott Universal Studios because it's French? >Now quit whining about the >CORRECT spelling of the word >MOM. It is standard English (my >handy-dandy Scrabble dictionary >again!!!!!!!) and you are >probably getting confused with >regional dialects. You're right - the person who complained about the word 'Mom' is almost as much of a jackass as you are. There is US English, and there's International English - both are equally valid. >And you say Americans don't get >irony! This totally inappropriate use of the word 'irony' has backfired on you big time, you fool.

  • Sept. 19, 2003, 4:31 a.m. CST

    'Don't be a jackass' Director's Cut

    by gobofraggleuk

    [[>Listen Limeys, we have all of >your best actors anytime we want >them. Because the American Film >industry is SUCCESSFUL]] The strength of Hollywood is that it isn't the American film industry but is the world's film industry - I suppose you think all of those companies are American? What about Universal being part of Vivendi, the French media company... What about Sony... What about the total mix of nationalities in all roles? Just, don't be a triumphalist asshole - Hollywood is a successful machine, but it isn't something to get xenophobic about because it isn't 'American'. [[>while the Brit one is SCREWED.]] Pretty much, yes. But only because it is so 'British' instead of being a magnet for world talent. Most of the British talent goes to Hollywood, which belongs to the world whether you like it or not - what, are you going to boycott Universal Studios because it's French? [[>Now quit whining about the >CORRECT spelling of the word >MOM. It is standard English (my >handy-dandy Scrabble dictionary >again!!!!!!!) and you are >probably getting confused with >regional dialects.]] You're right that the person who complained about the word 'Mom' is almost as much of a jackass as you are. There is US English, and there's International English - both are equally valid. [[>And you say Americans don't get >irony!]] This totally inappropriate use of the word 'irony' has backfired on you big time, you fool.

  • Sept. 19, 2003, 4:52 a.m. CST

    That Aphex Twin scoop

    by Julius Caeser

    Came from a friend who works for Richard James' record company

  • Sept. 19, 2003, 6:33 a.m. CST

    After watching season 1 of Spaced on DVD

    by Heleno

    Have developed a serious crush on Simon Pegg. Help! How can you not love a show which refers so subtly to so many great films (like the Star Wars ANH moment when they're planning to rescue the dog - "it's not impossible, I used to jump fences like that back home"). Great stuff.

  • Sept. 19, 2003, 3:12 p.m. CST

    Color Me ADD.....

    by MechaniFerret

    Holy shit...I need to learn to read the whole fucking post! I agree....Aphex Twin scoring ANY movie should be a huge story. RDJ scoring a crazy flick like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is perfection. I guess he(RDJ) got sick of waiting on Chris Cunningham. MF

  • Sept. 20, 2003, 5:22 a.m. CST

    HARRY YOU NUT: APHEX TWIN DOING CARHLIE CHOCO SOUNDTRACK IS THE

    by silentbobafett2

  • Sept. 22, 2003, 1:22 p.m. CST

    Zombies with Mullets........

    by DansLaLuna

    this sucks

  • Sept. 23, 2003, 11:33 p.m. CST

    afx

    by llephen

    holy crap, that's going to be very trippy

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