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​Simon Pegg Admits He’s Written A ‘Ridiculous’ Vampire-Driven ‘Shaun Of The Dead’ Sequel

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I think it’s safe to say that we’d all like to see a sequel to Shaun of the Dead, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Edgar Wright’s 2004 epic horror parody.

And although it doesn’t look like we will be seeing one any time soon, it has emerged that Pegg has written a treatment for a follow-up that sounds like it would be absolutely hilarious.

Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, Pegg said: “I jokingly wrote a treatment for From Dusk Till Shaun, which was a sequel to Shaun of the Dead.

“It was all about Shaun and Ed having to go up to Edinburgh, or something. I don’t know. It was ridiculous. And it was a joke. It wasn’t like a serious pitch. Edgar thought it would be funny to do the film again, but with vampires. But it was all just pub talk.”

Edgar Wright added that they have also toyed with other ideas for a follow-up.

“There was a brief idea we had, that we entertained for all of like 72 hours, where I thought you could do an alternate reality sequel,” said the director, on exploring potential options. “It basically starts with the same movie but then it becomes not about zombies. But these films, they take three years. So, it’s like, if you’re doing another movie, let’s do something completely different.”

The original Shaun of the Dead was the first in Wright and Pegg’s ‘Three Flavours Cornetto’ trilogy, followed by 2007’s Hot Fuzz and 2013’s The World’s EndIt has been rated as the third greatest comedy film of all time in a Channel 4 poll and Quentin Tarantino even named it as one of the top 20 best films since 1992.

Wright recently returned to cinemas with Baby Driver, a fast-paced car chase thriller starring Ansel Elgort and Kevin Spacey, and his first directorial work since The World’s End. The film currently holds an approval rating of 93 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.

Since a Shaun of the Dead remake isn’t in the pipeline, and with all the hype surrounding his comments, you’ve got to be thinking Pegg’s going to be heading to the Winchester, having a nice cold pint, and waiting for it to all blow over.

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Zachary Levi Is ‘Shazam!’ In Official Teaser Trailer

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Not content with seeing Jason Momoa’s ‘Aquaman’ steal all of the DC glory at Comic-Con this weekend. Zachary Levi is taking a much lighter approach to this often brooding universe with ‘Shazam!’, working like a charm in the fun-filled teaser trailer released by Warner Bros.

Directed by David F. Sandberg, the initial footage focuses on foster kid Billy Batson (Asher Angel), who is chosen to channel superpowers through an ancient wizard, ultimately turning into the titular character with the childish sensibilities intact. Super strength? Flying? He seems more concerned on how he’s meant to pee in his red suit. Yet he’s soon having to use his abilities for good, when faced with Mark Strong’s big bad Dr. Thaddeus Sivana.

‘Shazam!’ swoops into UK cinemas in April 2019.

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Fantastical Debut Trailer For ‘Aquaman’ Welcomes You To Atlantis

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Still reeling from the critical reception which greeted ‘Justice League’ last year. Director James Wan and leading man Jason Momoa are tasked with keeping Warner Bros’ DCEU above water this December with ‘Aquaman’ and after seeing the action-packed first footage straight from Comic-Con, they seem up for the challenge.

Billed as the origin story of the half-human half -Atlantean. We catch glimpses of Arthur Curry’s (Momoa) family unit, most notably Nicole Kidman’s Queen Atlanna and his feisty red-haired ally Mera (Amber Heard), merely teasing his potential king status as he clashes with half-brother Orm (Patrick Wilson), allowing Wan to dial up the underwater spectacle and throw in a goat for good measure.

We’re positively drowning in excitement already. Here’s the trailer…

 

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First ‘Godzilla: King Of The Monsters’ Trailer Is An Atomic Blast

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Well. If you thought there wasn’t enough monster mayhem in Gareth Edwards’ 2014 effort.

Michael Dougherty’s (Krampus) 2018 film seems awfully keen to amend this with the epic debut trailer for ‘Godzilla: King Of The Monsters’, pitting the iconic creature against some of his greatest adversaries. Expect stunning money shots of Mothra, Rodan and a certain three-headed titan by the name King Ghidorah, whilst the human heroics are left to the Russell family consisting of Millie Bobby Brown, Vera Farmiga and Kyle Chandler.

The film roars into cinemas next May.

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