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See Simon Pegg In The Very Strange Trailer For A FANTASTIC FEAR OF EVERYTHING!

Nordling here.

First off, it's awesome that Belloq (okay, Paul Freeman) is Simon Pegg's therapist or whatever in the new film A FANTASTIC FEAR OF EVERYTHING.  What would that be like, I wonder?  "I see there is no psychosis that you have that I cannot take away."  All his therapy sessions would end with face melting.  But I digress.

This trailer looks very odd, and I'm not sure what this movie is about, except that a writer seems to be haunted by his creative visions while working on a book about serial killers.  But it plays much funnier than it reads.  Here's the trailer:

A FANTASTIC FEAR OF EVERYTHING opens in June.  Looks like fun.

Nordling, out.  Follow me on Twitter!

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  • April 6, 2012, 12:37 p.m. CST


    by Cletus Van Damme

    Simon Pegg rocks!

  • April 6, 2012, 12:41 p.m. CST

    I've watched the trailer and am none the wiser.

    by rakesh patel

    looks weird. like withnail and i weird. not necessarily a bad thing. And feels like a channel 4 sponsored movie. again not a bad thing. pegg is expanding his range. fair play.

  • April 6, 2012, 12:42 p.m. CST

    Pegg doesn't have many missteps

    by Scorchy

    If he's in it, I usually enjoy the movie. Aside from having almost no idea what this movie's about, it at least piqued my interest.

  • April 6, 2012, 12:43 p.m. CST

    Well. what do ya know........

    by lars

    No explosions... no severed limbs.... no cities on fire... What are they thinking?

  • April 6, 2012, 12:44 p.m. CST

    what's the name of that first song?

    by gridlockd

    That was awesome.

  • April 6, 2012, 12:44 p.m. CST

    they were his.

    by BadMrWonkaSucksCock

  • April 6, 2012, 12:46 p.m. CST

    no mis steps

    by emeraldboy

    cue that annoying portugese twit who hates jj abrams to reminds all why he hates star trek. ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ....

  • April 6, 2012, 12:55 p.m. CST

    emeraldboy, let me do it. The miss-steps are...

    by pw

    Run Fatboy Run, How to Lose Friends & Alienate People, Burke and Hare and Paul.

  • April 6, 2012, 12:57 p.m. CST

    Based on a novella by the writer of Withnail & I. I'm there

    by FreeBeer

  • April 6, 2012, 12:57 p.m. CST

    first song was cool. movie looks..original. interesting.


    could it be? something fresh?

  • April 6, 2012, 1:06 p.m. CST

    ashamed i haven't seen withnail and's even in my netlix.


    it's constantly recommended to me, on nearly everyone's list of favorite movies, and i haven't seen it. kick me in the ass right now.

  • April 6, 2012, 1:06 p.m. CST


    by Sodomy_Joe_Shitpants

  • April 6, 2012, 1:08 p.m. CST

    Simon Pegg is mildly amusing at best.

    by Stifler's Mom

    And often totally unfunny. AICN loves him for the sheer fact that he is a self-proclaimed, card-carrying geek, but that does not make him a comic genius.

  • April 6, 2012, 1:15 p.m. CST


    by josh hubanks

    looks great, very different. pegg seems like a class act. glad to see him branching out a little.

  • April 6, 2012, 1:36 p.m. CST

    I've read Paranoia in the Laundrette

    by Righteous Brother

    which this is based on, very funny, very Bruce Robinson.

  • April 6, 2012, 1:38 p.m. CST

    and this looks NOTHING like it

    by Righteous Brother

    at all.

  • April 6, 2012, 1:50 p.m. CST

    My wife does that eyeball in the mouth thing.

    by tbrosz

    Uses those jelly "body part" candies that come out at Halloween. She sticks the candy eyeball in her mouth and makes it "look around." I have to leave the room.

  • April 6, 2012, 1:52 p.m. CST

    This Trailer ends with a <<Bwahhh>>. Listen!!

    by Paul Bennie

    Was whoever made the trailer being ironic, and do they read this website?

  • April 6, 2012, 1:53 p.m. CST

    Dammnit. I meant it ends with a Bwahh horn.

    by Paul Bennie

    That is all.

  • April 6, 2012, 2:03 p.m. CST

    A British Monkeybone? I dunno, gotta watch at work w/o sound.

    by openthepodbaydoorshal

    Also see Freeman's got a role in Game Of Thrones..way to go, chap.

  • April 6, 2012, 2:06 p.m. CST

    Ooops, its Julian Glover with the role in GoT. I got the wrong Indy villian.

    by openthepodbaydoorshal

  • April 6, 2012, 2:06 p.m. CST


    by Jackson

    I love Simon Pegg but what did i just watch?

  • April 6, 2012, 2:07 p.m. CST

    C'mon people! At least it's not another cash-grab re-make!

    by BeanGrud

  • April 6, 2012, 2:17 p.m. CST

    I'm intrigued

    by james

    looks different and dig the visual style. Never read the novella so no opinion of source material to colour my viewing experience. Will have to see this.

  • April 6, 2012, 2:36 p.m. CST

    I had to check IMDb to see...

    by Skraggo

    ...if this was written and/or directed by Charlie Kaufman, Michel Gondry, or Wes Anderson. And I don't mean that as a slight. My interest is piqued.

  • April 6, 2012, 2:41 p.m. CST

    I love Simon Pegg, but this could go either way

    by Jon Forbing

    That movie seems like it will be either be so surreal and up-its-own-ass that it won't work, or completely mind-blowing genius.

  • April 6, 2012, 3 p.m. CST

    I don't know what I just saw, but I like it.

    by adeceasedfan

    Simon's weird hair alone is worth the price of admission.

  • April 6, 2012, 3:16 p.m. CST's JULIA from 'Hellraiser'!

    by obijuanmartinez

  • April 6, 2012, 3:17 p.m. CST

    Looks very Dave McKean too!

    by obijuanmartinez

  • April 6, 2012, 3:37 p.m. CST

    seriously? i was right on the withnail and i thing?

    by rakesh patel

    i havent seen withnail and i either! though i've obviously seen enough clips of it to recognise a connection. I obviously watch way too much.

  • April 6, 2012, 3:42 p.m. CST

    Agree Pegg's had some missteps...

    by the dolphins are in the jacuzzi

    I personally didn't think Paul was one of them, though. Granted, it wasn't as good as Shaun, Hot Fuzz or Spaced, but it had its moments. The others, though (Run Fatboy Run, How to Lose Friends & Alienate People, Burke and Hare), yeah. It has yet to be seen if he can do something good without Nick Frost as a foil, and it has yet to be seen if he can do something great without Edgar Wright directing. That said, this looks promising. Weird as fuck, but promising.

  • April 6, 2012, 4:13 p.m. CST


    by Judge Anderson's kinky boots

    Touch of the Terry Gilliam's about that trailer and maybe a bit of the Dennis Potter's which is nice.

  • April 6, 2012, 5:21 p.m. CST

    Pegg's missteps

    by mooli_mooli

    Also, The Big Nothing - I'm not sure where I place that on the list. It was an odd one, that's for sure. OTOH, I actually enjoyed Paul. Perhaps because I was expecting it to be total shit, and it wasn't.

  • April 6, 2012, 5:46 p.m. CST

    Simon "Gilliam" Pegg??

    by MaxHeadroom

    Man of La Rauncha.

  • April 6, 2012, 6:32 p.m. CST

    this looks like...

    by raging bullshitter

    it's in danger of being too over the top, almost pee wee herminish stupid. It also looks like it could be just perfect harmony of weird comical dramady, something like Eternal Sunshine but with more laughs. I just dont know at this point it looks like it could go either way, heres hoping for the latter.

  • April 6, 2012, 6:49 p.m. CST

    This will turn up on DVD so quick it hurts ...


  • April 6, 2012, 10:32 p.m. CST

    Just as I expected - more uninspired drivel involving Simon Pegg.

    by MajorFrontbum

    With the massive mouth on this cunt, you'd expect the man would have some serious talent to back it up. He's a well below average actor, with absolutely no charisma at all. Why not give an unknown actor a chance, instead of this reprobate? There has to be thousands of undiscovered young actors out there, who could do a much better job, than this talentless globule.

  • April 7, 2012, 2:52 a.m. CST


    by No Respectable Gentleman

    Surely "laundrette" is the accepted spelling. Always a bad sign when no one on a film set can spell. Apart from that, this is just self-conscious QUIRK, and nothing else ... like a British Wes Anderson flick.

  • April 7, 2012, 3:13 a.m. CST


    by electronegativity

    ..Gilliam-esque. late 80's/early 90's to be precise. i'll see it.

  • April 7, 2012, 5:01 a.m. CST

    Well that looks like a big load of wank

    by Nerd Ling

    "Eternal Sunshine" 2, perhaps.

  • April 7, 2012, 8:36 a.m. CST

    Not a sequel, reboot or remake?

    by Beezbo

    Why report on it?

  • April 7, 2012, 8:45 a.m. CST

    Spaced series 1 was epic

    by pumaman

    So was Big Train. The Bee Gees VS Chaka Khan in am old West couldn't make it up. Fucking hilarious tv show. Might be on Youtube..

  • April 7, 2012, 10:57 a.m. CST

    IYAMAYDN, it looks great.

    by gotilk

    That was for that annoying OTOH up there. Have fun.

  • April 7, 2012, 4:42 p.m. CST

    You say,

    by maxwello

  • April 7, 2012, 4:49 p.m. CST

    You say, "it could go either way," as if that were a bad thing

    by maxwello

    I'll take a risky, original, high-concept movie over a remake or explosion-fest any day. A good director will find brilliant moments when they're working without a net, and those moments make me happy even if they are counterbalanced by other moments that misfire. No number of explosions or pretty boys making witless, sarcastic comments makes a movie wothwhile.

  • April 7, 2012, 9:59 p.m. CST


    by Jeremy Jar Binks

    I have no idea what I just saw, but it looks pretty cool anyway. I don't think I have ever been left quite as befuddled after a trailer before. And that in itself is a good thing in a world of Hollywood idiot-aimed ventures.

  • April 8, 2012, 2:12 a.m. CST

    This is written and co-directed by Crispian Mills...

    by Jeeva

    ...frontman of British rockband Kula Shaker. I am curious to see what he's gonna do with this movie. I'm in...

  • April 8, 2012, 1:41 p.m. CST

    Paranoia in the launderette is an exceptional book

    by mynamesdan

    It's weird how easy it is to identify with the fears he expresses.

  • April 9, 2012, 2:45 a.m. CST

    Kula Shaker...

    by johnny_alpha

    ...sucked a big bag of dicks. Maybe Crispian (grandson of Sir John Mills) is trying to atone for his crimes against music.

  • April 9, 2012, 4:08 a.m. CST

    Kula shaker are actually not bad at all.

    by batmans_pants

    If you only know them from the commercial releases from he first album, then I can see how you would dislike them. However I still think that their second album, "peasants, pigs and astronaughts" was genious. I'm interested to see what Crispian Mills (son of Hayley Mills) can offer in this first foray into film.