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!
March 30, 2009, 1:57 p.m. CST
And I Feel Fine
March 30, 2009, 2 p.m. CST
Wooha, with this and the V remake, we're in business people...
March 30, 2009, 2 p.m. CST
March 30, 2009, 2:07 p.m. CST
by Green Arrow
I love Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz!
March 30, 2009, 2:09 p.m. CST
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've been reading it and it's absolutely perfect for Wright's style.
March 30, 2009, 2:14 p.m. CST
by Nice Marmot
And can we get Pegg & Frost as dwarves in the Hobbit???
March 30, 2009, 2:26 p.m. CST
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
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
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
Zenith. Or ABC Warriors. Or Nikolai Dante. Come on, Simon, get with the fucking programme!
March 30, 2009, 2:34 p.m. CST
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Run Fatboy and Lose Friends ... double stinkbombs. Maybe Star Trek will help (?)
March 30, 2009, 3:04 p.m. CST
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
Give it a rest Pegg.
March 30, 2009, 3:08 p.m. CST
In a totally non-comedic kind of way.
March 30, 2009, 3:23 p.m. CST
A movie about New Jersey? Nice!
March 30, 2009, 3:27 p.m. CST
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
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
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
haha jesus, it makes sense now. And I believe it got me into Madness
March 30, 2009, 4:01 p.m. CST
That one kinda sucked.
March 30, 2009, 4:26 p.m. CST
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
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
... 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
ANT-MAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh, and it BETTER tie into the other movies.
March 30, 2009, 4:43 p.m. CST
March 30, 2009, 4:46 p.m. CST
Don't worry - even if it's the end of the world, you can still find great reviews on mymavra.com!<p>Remember, it's not your Mavra... it's MY Mavra!<p>See you there.
March 30, 2009, 4:47 p.m. CST
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
March 30, 2009, 4:50 p.m. CST
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
"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
...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
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
Who gives a fuck what the movie's about, 'cause I'll be there anyway.
March 30, 2009, 6:10 p.m. CST
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
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
March 30, 2009, 6:34 p.m. CST
I wish they did a movie about vampires too!!!
March 30, 2009, 7:56 p.m. CST
...and also with spaced...is 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
March 30, 2009, 10:11 p.m. CST
according to Hollywood. They certainly don't hire actors that old.
March 30, 2009, 10:17 p.m. CST
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March 31, 2009, 6:12 a.m. CST
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
We seriously need a D.R. & Quinch movie!!!
March 31, 2009, 10:20 a.m. CST
I brought that up a while back and had troll like fanboys questioning my parentage.
March 31, 2009, 11:33 a.m. CST
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
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
Only if it's called 'Mind The Oranges, Marlon'.
March 31, 2009, 2:54 p.m. CST
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
'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
...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
April 1, 2009, 10:42 a.m. CST
Bring in Paddy Considine again for this!!! He just plain rules, and he OWNED Hot Fuzz!!
April 1, 2009, 1:14 p.m. CST
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
... what about Ant Man? I had hopes Pegg would star in it
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