Simon Pegg says he and Nick Frost will make another movie with Edgar Wright when the timing is right.
Simon Pegg is going to make a new movie with Edgar Wright, it’s just a matter of timing. Pegg and his buddy Nick Frost collaborated with Wright on the Cornetto Trilogy, which consists of Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzzand The World’s End.
The final entry was released in 2013 and virtually ever since, fans have wanted to know when the trio will work together again. Pegg doesn’t know exactly when that will be, but he promises that it’s an eventuality.
The problem is that all three of them have become quite busy in recent years. Simon Pegg has been acting in the newer Star Trek movies, among many other projects. Nick Frost has been part of Into The Badlands on AMC while also squeezing in a movie role here and there. Pegg and Frost have also started a production company and are releasing a new horror comedy together titled Slaughterhouse Rulez. Edgar Wright had his biggest success as a director with Baby Driver last year, with Sony hatching plans for a sequel. Still, Pegg insists in a recent interview that it’s not a matter of if but rather when they will make a new movie together. Here’s what he had to say about it.
‘Hot Fuzz’ is one of the great action movies of all time. Seriously.
An Edgar Wright movie is instantly unmistakeable: He folds jokes, ADHD-infused editing, and innumerable loving pastiches into his films. Not a single frame or line of dialogue is frivolous. (And here, it’s easy to guess why he and Marvel Studios broke up long before he was able to realize his vision for Ant-Man.)
Since his film debut in 2004 with the horror-comedy Shaun of the Dead, Wright has helmed just four more films, including his first (and only) adaptation in Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, and last year’s triumphant quasi-musical Baby Driver. As sublime as his record is so far, his best remains Hot Fuzz, the second film in his “Blood and Ice Cream” trilogy. It’s streaming on Netflix right now, and you’d be a fool not to watch (or rewatch).
Hot Fuzz follows Sergeant Nicholas Angel (Simon Pegg) of the London Metropolitan Police Service, who is so good at his job that his superiors deem it necessary to relocate him to the English countryside, for fear of his individual accomplishments eclipsing the mission of the force as a whole. Angel is dumped unceremoniously into a small village called Sandford, a seemingly idyllic rural town in which the day-to-day police work mostly involves giving directions to bemused tourists, investigating some illegally-trimmed hedgerows, and chasing down a lost swan from a local farm. Stifled by his cheerfully oblivious Inspector, Frank Butterman (Jim Broadbent) and the Inspector’s fuck-up policeman son, Danny (Nick Frost, of course), Angel finds himself a fish out of water in the slow-paced Eden of Sandford.
Until people start dying and don’t stop dying.
Suddenly, the people of Sandford are being dispatched with ruthless and gory efficiency by a mysterious entity in a hooded cloak. We know this, and of course it doesn’t take Angel long to suspect a pattern (we’re told time and time again Sandford hasn’t experienced a recorded murder in 20 years), but the rest of the town’s police force and its inhabitants balk at the idea of a serial killer on the loose, especially with the Village of the Year competition coming up. To that end, Angel forms a close alliance with Danny, a connoisseur of American action movies who one day yearns to “jump through the air while firing two guns and going ‘Aaaaaaaah!'”
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Few comedies made in the past 15 years have inspired a devoted following quite like Shaun of the Dead has. The film made stars of director Edgar Wright and co-stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, and launched the “Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy” that also includes Hot Fuzz and The World’s End. It’s one of those films that can make fellow fans into fast friends, and it’s now considered one of the best zombie flicks ever made.
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The creators of “Hot Fuzz” reveal how they prepared for their action flick spoof and why they defiled a small English village.
England still isn’t safe from filmmaker Edgar Wright. First it was invaded by zombies, in his cult hit “Shaun of the Dead.” Kurt talks with Edgar and stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost about their follow-up film, “Hot Fuzz,” a high-intensity Hollywood-style cop caper set in a quaint village. Click the link below to heard the interview, originally aired April 27, 2007.