"I think it's a terrible shame. I think I get why perhaps it's happened — I think maybe they want a particular thing in line with a particular other thing, but if you hire a director who has a particular vision, you've got to expect him or her to make a 'such and such' film, an Edgar Wright film, and that's what that script was … I can't say too much about it, because obviously it's not my thing, but it's their loss."
- Simon Pegg tells Sky Movies his thoughts on the news of Edgar Wright's decision to leave Marvel's Ant-Man.
Simon Pegg and Lake Bell have been cast opposite each other in an upcoming romantic comedy called Man Up, Deadline reports. The plot involves a single woman (Bell) who is mistaken for a stranger's (Pegg) blind date on her way to her parents' anniversary but ends up finding him to be the perfect guy for her. It's the first feature written by UK writer Tess Morris. Ben Palmer, who directed the bulk of the episodes of the UK series The Inbetweeners as well as The Inbetweeners Movie, is directing Man Up. Pegg is producing via his company Big Talk.
It's been a pretty good summer for apocalyptic comedies, and The World's End, the third film in the Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy, is getting rave reviews from critics, earning a 92% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and a 82 out of 100 on Metacritic. The film, a thematic sequel to Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, is once again directed by Edgar Wright and stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost as pals whose friendship is tested during a surreal adventure, this time as they return to their hometown to complete the pub crawl they failed to finish in 1990. The spoiler-phobic should probably avoid reading too many reviews; despite a [...]
Just because Simon Pegg, Edgar Wright, and Nick Frost's "Three Flavors Cornetto trilogy" wraps up this summer with their latest movie, The World's End, don't expect them to stop working together anytime soon. The trio talked about future projects at a World's End panel at Comic-Con today. "We can make (future films) about anything we want," Pegg said before jokingly hinting at their next movie being a period drama. While they didn't share any non-joke plans for a future movie, they trio did mention that they have no interest in making a revival Spaced, the 1999-2001 TV series on which the three of them first collaborated.
One of the highlights of the summer movie season is expected to be The World's End, the third comedy from Simon Pegg, Edgar Wright, and Nick Frost after Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz. Here's the brand new US trailer for the movie,which looks pretty good from here. You can watch the UK trailer, which has mostly different footage, below: