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Simon Pegg And Edgar Wright To Begin Plotting THE WORLD'S END This Fall?

Beaks here...

With Edgar Wright commencing principal photography today on SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD (congrats and godspeed!), and Simon Pegg nearing an early June start on PAUL (with co-writer Nick Frost and director Greg Mottola), it's just way too early to start getting worked up over the final chapter in their "Blood and Ice Cream Trilogy", THE WORLD'S END. So curse that wicked Pegg for ever-so-briefly discussing the mysterious project with Entertainment Weekly's Adam B. Vary when it sounds like we won't be seeing the damn thing until 2011. Here's the salient paragraph:
Finally, this fall, Pegg says he hopes to reteam with Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz director Edgar Wright on another of their genre-bending films, tentatively titled The World's End. "If Shaun of the Dead was about leaving your 30s and taking responsibility," says Pegg, "and Hot Fuzz was about being a man, then the next one will be about being an old man," Pegg bursts out laughing, "being f---ing 40, which I am approaching. Edgar isn't, the little bastard."
I don't know how far along on the script Pegg and Wright are, but they're notoriously meticulous plotters (and we love them for this), so a late '09 start seems hopeful. Fortunately, we'll have SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD and PAUL (which Pegg also discusses in the EW article) to keep us occupied until... THE WORLD'S END!

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  • March 30, 2009, 1:57 p.m. CST

    It's The End Of The World As We Know It

    by thelordofhell

    And I Feel Fine

  • March 30, 2009, 2 p.m. CST

    Bring on the lizard-men!

    by D.Vader

    Wooha, with this and the V remake, we're in business people...

  • March 30, 2009, 2 p.m. CST

    These guys can do no wrong

    by slone13

    Good day.

  • March 30, 2009, 2:07 p.m. CST

    Looking forward to it!

    by Green Arrow

    I love Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz!

  • March 30, 2009, 2:09 p.m. CST

    Feel The Pegg Love!

    by donkey_lasher

    Let's all forget some of the crap he's been in since Hot Fuzz. These are films by geeks FOR geeks!

  • March 30, 2009, 2:11 p.m. CST

    I can't wait for SCOTT PILGRIM

    by MaxTheSilent

    I've been reading it and it's absolutely perfect for Wright's style.

  • March 30, 2009, 2:14 p.m. CST

    NICE! But damn, 2011???

    by Nice Marmot

    And can we get Pegg & Frost as dwarves in the Hobbit???

  • March 30, 2009, 2:26 p.m. CST

    what about ant man?

    by IndyAbbey Jones

    i thought marvel wanted to have that up and ready before avengers came out?<P>any word on when they are starting production on that one?

  • March 30, 2009, 2:27 p.m. CST

    Do people really think Hot Fuzz was a good movie?

    by AngelinasOilBoy

    I mean, I love Sean of the Dead. A pitch- perfect classic. And Hot Fuzz had a decent movie in it somewhere. But there was so much padding. So many failed jokes for every good one. So much wanky editing - do we really need a montage of sub-Guy Ritchie style shots every time someone opens a filing cabinet? Didn't someone somewhere take a look at it and decide that it needed some judicious editing? I hope they tone down their excesses for the next one and get back to a lean and tightly-plotted script.

  • March 30, 2009, 2:29 p.m. CST

    Oi, Pegg!

    by BiggusDickus

    Stop enjoying yourself being fellated by all these Hollywood arseholes and use your new-found clout to further the cause of 2000ad!<p>We want a Strontium Dog movie and we want one NOW!

  • March 30, 2009, 2:31 p.m. CST

    Or failing that...

    by BiggusDickus

    Zenith. Or ABC Warriors. Or Nikolai Dante. Come on, Simon, get with the fucking programme!

  • March 30, 2009, 2:34 p.m. CST

    I wish I could "get" their films...

    by Sith Witch

    But sadly I just can't. It's just not my sense of humour I suppose, but I'm happy for their successes.

  • March 30, 2009, 2:36 p.m. CST

    I actually liked Hot Fuzz more then Dead

    by Yamato

    But I like in a town in Canada that is almost exactly like the village in Hot Fuzz, so I got an extra 50% joy out of the movie. A festival, swans, obsession about buskers, maintaining an "old" feel, all that stuff.

  • March 30, 2009, 2:37 p.m. CST


    by Yamato

    make that live, not like in a town. Crap I wish you can go back and edit posts on this board.

  • March 30, 2009, 2:39 p.m. CST

    Who was attached to World War Z?

    by skimn

    Oh yea, Marc Forster. Too bad, because these guys would be such an easy though obvious fit.

  • March 30, 2009, 2:40 p.m. CST

    And ummm, 40 years is an OLD man?

    by skimn

    Excuse me while I dig myself my grave...

  • March 30, 2009, 2:41 p.m. CST


    by Derek Wildstarr

    HF was well made and pretty clever.

  • March 30, 2009, 2:41 p.m. CST

    Hot Fuzz is a great film. Its mature and deftly written.

    by Lovecraftfan

    From its wonderfully literary allusions to Agatha Christie, its halirious satire of small English town muder mysteries, to its great characters and deft plotting. There was even some nice action. Hot Fuzz is a far more mature and better written film than Shaun and I love Shaun.

  • March 30, 2009, 2:45 p.m. CST

    Sith Witch...

    by BiggusDickus

    It's subjective, really. I'm as English as Pegg, but half the time his humour leaves me cold. That's the joy of comedy - hit and miss.<p> For every skit that worked - from Monty Python to Little Britain = there were two that didn't. The point was that the writers never stopped trying. The day that writers think they've found 'funny' is the day the idea croaks - see 'Friends' for example.<p>Meantime, I'll flag 'Father Ted' up as the best-written comedy of the last two decades. Discuss...

  • March 30, 2009, 2:45 p.m. CST

    Frost and Pegg are great,


    but their movies are overated, decent films, but far from hillarious and classics, and I second a 2000AD Strontium Dog or Sam Slade movie.

  • March 30, 2009, 2:47 p.m. CST



    just said it all for me, the fecker

  • March 30, 2009, 2:54 p.m. CST


    by BiggusDickus

    Ooh, a Sam Slade movie? Now you're talking, chap! How about a full-on 'Verdus is burning' storyline with Boots and Cutie?<p>A whole robot world out to kill off the one human private eye trying to shut it down? Classic storytelling, my man!

  • March 30, 2009, 3 p.m. CST

    Verdus, Boots and Cutie


    wow man, that brings back some great memories, and theres some great movies just waiting to be made there, a whole citadel of flesh and shit I think I remember in one of them <p> I also think they should use the "Judgement Day?" storyline for the new Dredd movie, (but somehow elbow Judge Death in of course)

  • March 30, 2009, 3:02 p.m. CST

    More 2000ad ideas...

    by BiggusDickus

    How abot 'Sinister/Dexter' with a Tarantino script?<p>How about Ridley Scott's 'Indigo Prime'?<>How about Brett Ratner's 'The V.C.'s'? Ok, we'll forget that last one...

  • March 30, 2009, 3:03 p.m. CST

    Pegg Desperately Needs a Hit After

    by cowboyone

    Run Fatboy and Lose Friends ... double stinkbombs. Maybe Star Trek will help (?)

  • March 30, 2009, 3:04 p.m. CST


    by BiggusDickus

    You're a man after my own heart. Now, tell me what you thought of 'Ace Trucking Co.'

  • March 30, 2009, 3:07 p.m. CST

    What the fuck is wrong with people?

    by Light_Tweaker

    Give it a rest Pegg.

  • March 30, 2009, 3:08 p.m. CST


    by uberman

    In a totally non-comedic kind of way.

  • March 30, 2009, 3:23 p.m. CST

    THE WORLD'S END- are they talking about Earth's ass?

    by YackBacker

    A movie about New Jersey? Nice!

  • March 30, 2009, 3:27 p.m. CST

    Hahah Ace Trucking Co


    I had to think for a second then, fuck me, Garp, the Speedo Ghost, yea that was awesome,<p> Can you remember one called "Big Dave" heres the overview from wiki<p> Big Dave first appeared in prog 842 in his first story which featured Saddam Hussein trying to take over the world and turn everyone into "poofs" with the aid of some scary aliens. Big Dave, "the hardest man in Manchester", manages to stop Saddam's plan with the help of Terry Waite.<p> If this story was controversial then the next story surpassed it. It featured the British Royal Family as robots plus Princess Diana and Sarah Ferguson as a pair of horny drunks. The story ends with Dave in bed with both royals.<p> It split 2000 AD fans' opinion down the middle, with some praising it as the best series the comic had ever run, while others thought it was nothing more than puerile rubbish<p> haha I just remember it being bat shit crazy, I also remember loving "Skizz" to for some reason. Going to have to root all my old issues out now.

  • March 30, 2009, 3:32 p.m. CST

    The trouble with Pegg....

    by The Penultimate Gunslinger

    ... is that he's got too big. He's the kind of comedy actor who should be doing British sitcoms and movies, not American stuff. The same with Ricky Gervais. They exist in a strange limbo where they'll never be blockbuster stars but are too big to do any home-grown stuff anymore.

  • March 30, 2009, 3:48 p.m. CST

    MFCJ - Skzz was Alan Moore's finest hour...

    by BiggusDickus

    Seriously - An alien crash-lands in Burmy-Gam in the mid-Eighties and tries to educate a 'Madness' fan into helping him quit the planet? Fucking amazing Alan Moore story! ET? Bollocks!

  • March 30, 2009, 3:57 p.m. CST

    Skzz was Moore?


    haha jesus, it makes sense now. And I believe it got me into Madness

  • March 30, 2009, 4:01 p.m. CST

    Remake Pirates 3

    by lockesbrokenleg

    That one kinda sucked.

  • March 30, 2009, 4:26 p.m. CST

    Pegg & Wright

    by Darth_Kaos

    Hot Fuzz is a great movie( I watch it almost every time it's on cable). Shaun of The Dead was a bit overrated, but I enjoyed as well. Looking forward to their next colab.

  • March 30, 2009, 4:27 p.m. CST

    HOT FUZZ is genius.

    by MaxTheSilent

    If the Academy didn't have their heads up their asses that script should have gotten an Oscar-nomination.

  • March 30, 2009, 4:32 p.m. CST

    Simon Pegg was at my 26th Birthday party...

    by Uncle_Bryn

    ... when he was filming in Cardiff with David Schwimmer. When I say 'at' I mean I was in a club and so was he. Still counts!! 2011 is too far away.

  • March 30, 2009, 4:43 p.m. CST

    Where's Ant-Man?!?

    by gigantis2000

    ANT-MAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh, and it BETTER tie into the other movies.

  • March 30, 2009, 4:43 p.m. CST


    by gigantis2000


  • March 30, 2009, 4:46 p.m. CST

    This is Mavra-Tastic!

    by The_Man_Behind_The_Curtain

    Don't worry - even if it's the end of the world, you can still find great reviews on!<p>Remember, it's not your Mavra... it's MY Mavra!<p>See you there.

  • March 30, 2009, 4:47 p.m. CST

    HOT FUZZ is Freaking Hilarious

    by Admiral Nelson

    Hands-down, HF was my favorite film of 2007. Take a British black comedy and blend it with every ridiculous American cop and action movie cliche imaginable, then crank it all up to 11, and yeah, you've got a slice of fried gold. (And AngelinasOilBoy, having the mundane "paperwork" scenes edited like a goddamn Michael Bay movie, with about 4 edits per second, was hilarious in and of itself.) The more I watch it, the funnier it gets -- there are more laugh-out-loud sight gags and hilarious lines in that film than in the last dozen Farelly Bros/Seth Rogen American "comedies" I've seen.

  • March 30, 2009, 4:48 p.m. CST

    Shaun > Fuzz

    by Cedar_Room

  • March 30, 2009, 4:50 p.m. CST


    by frozen01

    Saw that in the theater with my friends. I've never seen so many people laugh so much at a movie! I thought Shawn of the Dead made a better repeat-viewing movie, but Hot Fuzz was so frickin' funny the first time through that my sides literally hurt when we got out of the theater!

  • March 30, 2009, 5:01 p.m. CST

    Admiral Nelson

    by frozen01

    "there are more laugh-out-loud sight gags and hilarious lines in that film than in the last dozen Farelly Bros/Seth Rogen American "comedies" I've seen." Amen :)

  • March 30, 2009, 5:22 p.m. CST

    Shame about Hot Fuzz...

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    ...Hopefully they work more on making the fucking comedy, you know, funny this time around. There is still the stink of Run Fatboy Run hanging around Pegg too. Jesus, why did that have to happen?

  • March 30, 2009, 5:43 p.m. CST

    Hot Fuzz is the best film made in the last decade

    by DirkD13"

    But opinion is subjective. I love that film so much that it makes Shaun look mediocre. And I too, love Shaun! Mind you, I'm a Westcountry fella, so I gets it more than most. Run Fat Boy and How To Lose.. were both big hits in the uk (as was ghost town), which suggests these guys are very popular here. Fuck it, we'll keep them and you yanks can keep the Apatow lot. Fair exchange don't you think?

  • March 30, 2009, 5:57 p.m. CST

    Simon Pegg + Edgar Wright =

    by Darkman

    Who gives a fuck what the movie's about, 'cause I'll be there anyway.

  • March 30, 2009, 6:10 p.m. CST

    Where's the Hot Fuzz Blu-Ray????

    by Evil Hobbit

    Shouldn't be hard to copy the hd-dvd content to a blu-ray disc now would it??? And Shaun of the Dead blu-ray to plz. tyvm

  • March 30, 2009, 6:15 p.m. CST

    Spaced... the Movies, with different characters and plots.

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

    Why can't they make film with each other every other year? It would be good for the world...too bad it's ending.

  • March 30, 2009, 6:25 p.m. CST

    Two of the most over-rated duos around!

    by jah_kingdom

  • March 30, 2009, 6:34 p.m. CST


    by Vitter

    I wish they did a movie about vampires too!!!

  • March 30, 2009, 7:56 p.m. CST

    The best thing about their films for me....

    by DrBrianOblivion

    ...and also with how every single character in them is so well thought out, written and then perfectly cast...It also seems like they have no problem giving some of the funniest lines to these supporting roles and then for the most part playing the straight guy...and to The Penultimate Gunslinger...I think we need to let this side of the truth and the one he's writing with Merchant come out before we say if Ricky Gervais can be a leading man or not in america... besides I thought Ghost Town was a pretty good movie with a nice heart to it...

  • March 30, 2009, 8:11 p.m. CST

    I thought Ghost Town was good too

    by jah_kingdom

  • March 30, 2009, 10:11 p.m. CST

    You're already a corpse at 40

    by Rufferto

    according to Hollywood. They certainly don't hire actors that old.

  • March 30, 2009, 10:17 p.m. CST



  • March 30, 2009, 11:48 p.m. CST

    too early to be reporting on this

    by ClockWorker

  • March 31, 2009, 5:48 a.m. CST

    As long as Pegg stays out of Ghostbusters - he can do whatever h

    by JuanSanchez

  • March 31, 2009, 6:12 a.m. CST

    Scott Pilgrim script

    by Darth Fart

    The original script was bloody awful, I couldn't even finish it. It literally gave me a headache. There was so much duplicate material, every scene read like deja vu. Edgar rewrote it, anybody read the production draft?

  • March 31, 2009, 7:27 a.m. CST

    Hot Fuzz - one of the Greatest films ever

    by BendersShinyAss

    Seriosuly, if only all films could rock on the way that film did. I saw it on a whim, never hearing a thing about it, and could not believe what a satisfying experience it was. <p> Indiana jones... Watchmen.... what the fuck happened guys?

  • March 31, 2009, 7:42 a.m. CST

    Where's Charlie and Tex?

    by DirkD13"

    And will they be in The World's End? And please god can Mark Heap be in this. The man is a comic whirlwind of such skill that he stole the show in Spaced and Green Wing, not an easy feat amongst such esteemed company.

  • March 31, 2009, 8:16 a.m. CST

    'Wouldn't a gunfight in a market town be funny?'

    by Mr Gorilla

    That seemed to be the premise of the last, long hour of Hot Fuzz. Hilarious - but for the fact that a market town WAS shot up, in 1987: Hungerford. 17 people died and thank god ownership of firearms was restricted as a result. The film-makers were so busy parodying Michael 'I love violence' Bay, that they didn't notice they had become him. The good news is that Pegg and Wright are stupendously talented and very funny, so their next film will no doubt be a total return to form.

  • March 31, 2009, 9:18 a.m. CST

    Loved Spaced, loved Shaun

    by theGoldbergV

    thought Hot Fuzz was shit. Honestly just do not understand the success of that film. Its not even funny, just one sketch after another for 2 hours without any real plot. I think Americans just like it for the novelty value of a British action film. But one of the greatest films ever it is not.

  • March 31, 2009, 9:20 a.m. CST

    HOT FUZZ gets better the more times you watch it

    by SpyGuy

    First two-thirds is a quirky little British movie, then the major plot twist, and then a balls-out action movie parody. Crusty jugglers!

  • March 31, 2009, 9:25 a.m. CST

    Yeah, it's like Ant Man just disappeared

    by Freakemovie

    After the success of Iron Man I haven't heard a single thing about it. It's like Marvel realized they couldn't put it out in time along with Thor and Iron Man 2 and Captain America, so they just decided to kill it and forbid everyone from talking about it.

  • March 31, 2009, 9:27 a.m. CST

    D.R. & Quinch!!!

    by DuncanDisorderly

    We seriously need a D.R. & Quinch movie!!!

  • March 31, 2009, 10:20 a.m. CST

    so its ok to not think hot fuzz was that good now?

    by Bobman46

    I brought that up a while back and had troll like fanboys questioning my parentage.

  • March 31, 2009, 11:33 a.m. CST

    SHAUN of the DEAD!

    by uberman

    Was good in kind of a 'Not so good' kind of way. It makes funny with zombies, which are supposed to be scary. Get it? Scary meet Funny! Thats Hillarious!

  • March 31, 2009, 12:11 p.m. CST

    Spaced, Shaun & Fuzz

    by moviemaniac-7

    Classics, all of them. I have been watching the Spaced series four times in the past year and it is amazing how well it holds up on repeating viewings! Shaun of the Dead was my intro in these fine people's minds and Hot Fuzz a great spoof/hommage to the Hollywood cop buddy movie. I cannot wait for this one. Bring me this movie (and a Cornetto while you're at it).

  • March 31, 2009, 12:29 p.m. CST


    by BiggusDickus

    Only if it's called 'Mind The Oranges, Marlon'.

  • March 31, 2009, 2:54 p.m. CST

    True, BiggusDickus!

    by DuncanDisorderly

    In fact, I just re-read all my D.R. & Quinch back issues on Sunday and laughed my ass off in the process! Alan Moore's 2000A.D. work is still great, even now. Oh, and I totally agree with the posters calling for "Strontium Dog" and "Skizz" movies. And a decent Dredd movie please!

  • March 31, 2009, 3:47 p.m. CST

    'blood and icecream'? Don't you mean

    by Lemming

    'three flavours corneto' trilogy? Because that's the only term I've heard them use.

  • March 31, 2009, 4 p.m. CST


    by Charlie & Tex

    ...we're here. We're hoping that Edgar & Simon will call upon our services for the final part of the Cornetto Trilogy. We'd crawl across a pit of flaming glass for those guys!

  • April 1, 2009, 5:34 a.m. CST

    Maybe Shaun lowered my expectations...

    by kiddae

    ...but I thought the first half (maybe 2-thirds?) of Hot Fuzz was a big improvement. It fell apart when they went into the full-on action movie stuff, though. Fact is, Pegg/Stevenson are an infinitely superior writing team to Pegg/Wright. We wuz robbed of the movies the Spaced configuration would've made.

  • April 1, 2009, 5:35 a.m. CST

    Haha, "fact"

    by kiddae

    Opinion, even.

  • April 1, 2009, 10:42 a.m. CST

    Please O' Please......

    by LegendaryPinkDot

    Bring in Paddy Considine again for this!!! He just plain rules, and he OWNED Hot Fuzz!!

  • April 1, 2009, 1:14 p.m. CST

    Bag of Shite

    by eegah

    Shaun of the Dead was a bag of shite. I had to watch the last 3rd of the film on picture search such was my lack of attention to this sack of crapness. One of the most overated and disappointing films I have ever seen. I don't think I could ever bother with another of their seaming turd piles of movies !!

  • April 1, 2009, 2:35 p.m. CST

    yeah, great, of course, but...

    by cifra

    ... what about Ant Man? I had hopes Pegg would star in it

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