Simon Pegg And Edgar Wright Are Hard At Work On The World's End
Throughout the history of film there has been countless indelible cinematic collaborations. On a rare occasion, certain artists are lucky enough to find creative kindred spirits - Akira Kurosawa and Toshiro Mifune, Ingmar Bergman and Max von Sydow, Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro or Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg. What? Okay, so maybe the last pair haven't been as prolific as the previous collaborations, but there is no question that when the two put their creative juices together they craft absolutely brilliant genre bending television and feature films.
And the good news, it looks like the two are finally settling in to get some work done on the much anticipated final chapter in the "Blood and Ice Cream Trilogy" (also known as the "The Three Flavors Cornetto Trilogy") called The World's End. Still at the peak of their careers, the two artists are finally coming back together, as you can see from Edgar Wright's twitter account. Uh, it's hard to get into the details of the film beyond the fact that it will be co-written by the pair, directed by Wright and star Pegg (and probably Nick Frost). The rest, well it's all laid out for you below. Hard at work indeed!
For the few unfamiliar with the pair's history, they both started by working their way through British Television (already a leg up on American counterparts... Sorry American TV but you know the Brits do it better) before collaborating on the seriously sensational Spaced. If you're a fan of Wright and Pegg's film work and have yet to consume the two-season series, you are doing something seriously wrong. Everything you love about the ensuing feature films was born out of that creative training ground, including the genre bending, Wright's preternatural instincts behind the camera and, of course, the great writing by Wright, Pegg and Jessica Hynes. It's also where we first met Nick Frost!
After the success of the Channel 4 series, Wright and Pegg went on to make the film that launched their careers on this side of the pond, namely Shaun of the Dead. A brilliant horror-comedy that works tremendously well on both levels was just the first film in a planned trilogy - whatever you want to call it - and the followup, Hot Fuzz is perhaps even better. A parody of action-thrillers with some definite British horror undertones, the film is simply hilarious and obviously left fans chomping at the bit for the inevitable third film. Only, it never came. Pegg went off to be a bit of a supporting star (Star Trek and MI4) and write with his buddy Frost (Paul) while Edgar went on to make another stunning film with Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. It's good to know that the pair is getting back together and hopefully we'll see The World's End sooner rather than later.
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