Simon Pegg Says He And Edgar Wright May Write Their Next Script Together This Summer
Since seemingly the moment Shaun of the Dead hit theaters, there have been rumors that director Edgar Wright and stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost would be working on three films together, dubbed the "Blood and Ice Cream" trilogy by some and also including 2006's Hot Fuzz. Of course since that movie came out all three have moved on to their own projects, Wright directing the terrific Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Pegg and Frost starring together in Paul and of course, Pegg taking over as Scotty in the Star Trek reboot. With everyone so busy these days it seemed they might have given up on the third film in the series, also called the "Three Flavors Cornetto" trilogy, but Pegg wants to make sure you keep hope alive.
Talking to AICN, Pegg swears that the film, tentatively titled The World's End, is still something they're planning, and are actually hoping to "start in earnest very, very soon." How soon?
We already started the conception process, so it's just a question of when we can get together. I'm just about to start shooting a movie here in the UK, so maybe between that and STAR TREK we might get a chance to bang out a first draft if we're lucky.
There are a lot of qualifiers in there-- "maybe," "might," "if we're lucky." I wouldn't avoid buying Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz on Blu-Ray in hopes of just waiting for the full box set trilogy. But I am relieved to hear that Wright and Pegg really are still planning it, and are so enthusiastic they'll try squeezing the film in between everything else they have going on. Wright is also still in the process of working on the Ant-Man script, though since I imagine they'll wait to see how The Avengers does before moving forward with it, he should have plenty of time to sit down with his old pal Pegg and bring us the third film we've been dying for all these years.
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