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Nearly 10 years after its release, and after stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost have come to be cultural icons in their own right, Shaun of the Dead has been analyzed and revered on the Internet over and over and over again. It was released at the perfect moment for Internet love, really, crammed with so many references and callbacks that it was practically begging for the web to interpret it. But I'm not sure I've ever seen so much Shaun analysis, lore and history put together in a single place as in this interactive screenplay, which takes you through the entire story of the film and offers a ton of goodies along the way.
For the best experience with the interactive Shaun screenplay, you can click here, where you can also download a PDF that can be read on your computer. If you do that, though, you'll miss out on a million little clickable moments, like the one that reveals this storyboard for the original opening credits. Did you know that Bill Nighy's Phillip was originally supposed to feature in it?
And if you want an even deeper dive into Shaun of the Dead trivia, director Edgar Wright has done an exhaustive "photo a day" rundown of the entire shoot at his website, commemorating the 10-year anniversary of the film's shoot. He's honest about the ups and downs of a low-budget zombie movie-- the tension during the endless shoot of the zombie siege inside the Winchester, the thinning patience of the people who owned the real houses next to Shaun's-- but shares some priceless personal photos too, like this one of Pegg, Wright, actresses Lucy Davis and Kate Ashfield and producer Nira Park behind the monitor:
All this Shaun reminiscing is, of course, just Day 2 in our 12-stop celebration of what's commonly known as the Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy, which kicked off with Shaun, continued in Hot Fuzz and concludes in The World's End, which opens in the United States next Friday. For the first step of the celebration, in which we revealed some spooky new Cornetto technology, click here, and keep checking back every day as we send off the Cornetto Trilogy in style!
For more on The World's End, you can click here or watch the trailer below: