This past weekend marked the ten year anniversary of production on Shaun of the Dead. The film not only launched the film career of its writer/director Edgar Wright (who’s making a Marvel movie for crying out loud!), but its two stars as well. Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, previously best known for a little show called Spaced, have since become household faces and names thanks to turns in movies like Star Trek, Mission: Impossible, Attack the Block and Snow White and the Huntsman.
The trio also have their latest collaboration coming soon. The World’s End puts a period on not only Shaun, but Hot Fuzz as well. So it seems like a good time to look back with fondness on the birth of this whole thing.
To do so, Edgar Wright has begun to post behind the scenes photos – some of which have never been seen before – from the production of Shaun of the Dead. Every day for the next month of so (Monday marks day three already), Wright will explain what was happening on the set of Shaun on this day, exactly 10 years ago, complete with a shot list. Read More »
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The mystery of which other summer film Edgar Wright directed a shot in has been solved. Earlier this summer, the Scott Pilgrim director teased that he directed one shot in a summer film this year that wasn’t his own. On Thursday Wright, fresh off a brand new trailer for The World’s End, took to Twitter to reveal the film in question was indeed Star Trek Into Darkness.
Wright posted a photo from the J.J. Abrams set, which looks like it takes place on Kronos, the Klingon home planet, with an IMAX camera. In the film, Kirk, Spock and Uhura find more than they bargained for on Kronos, both in the locals and also the evil John Harrison. Check it out below. Read More »
With Shaun of the Dead, writers Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg played within the zombie genre. In Hot Fuzz they tackled action films. Later this year, they will conclude their trilogy of genre-blending comedies with The World’s End. It’s a film that has been a topic of discussion for years. Now, finally, we have our first glimpse of how Wright, Pegg, and co-star Nick Frost plan on tying everything together.
The World’s End is a sci-fi comedy that sees five friends (Pegg, Frost, Paddy Considine, Martin Freeman and Eddie Marsan) return to their old hometown to drink their way through twelve bars. When they arrive, though, things are a bit more like Invasion of the Body Snatchers than Animal House, and fate of the universe is at stake.
Directed and co-written by Wright, The World’s End opens July 19 in the United Kingdom and August 23 in the United States. Check out the international teaser trailer below. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, May 2nd, 2013 by Angie Han
While the first three releases from Marvel’s Phase Two will be sequels to films from Phase One, the studio also has plans to introduce a whole bunch of new faces to the Cinematic Universe with films like Guardians of the Galaxy and Ant-Man. The cast for the former has been shaping up nicely as of late, with Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, and Zoë Saldana clinching the leads. It’ll be a while yet before we get to see what those guys actually look like in character, but a new piece of concept art offers a peek at a young Peter Quill.
Meanwhile, casting on Edgar Wright‘s Ant-Man is expected to get underway later this year, along with some rewrites. And if you’re having trouble imagining how such a tiny hero might look on the big screen, fear not. According to Feige, a polished version of the test reel shown at Comic-Con will be released sooner or later. Hit the jump to see the Guardians pic and get a status update on Ant-Man.
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That headline is true. This story features the first footage anywhere from Edgar Wright‘s The World’s End, one of our most anticipated films of 2013. However, it’s brief. Very brief. Three seconds brief. It’s used as part of a montage for something called the “Summer of Cinema,” a UK event. It’s actually a really cool trailer featuring footage from a ton of big, and small, summer movies, made even more exciting by the two shots from The World’s End. Check it out below. Read More »
Oh, America. We felt so great when it was announced that Edgar Wright‘s latest film, The World’s End, moved up from an October release date to August. That put it in the same month the United Kingdom was getting the film. The shift felt like an unnecessary but welcome victory in the ongoing Transatlantic release date “battle,” as the UK has begun to get some of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters a few days, or even weeks early.
Well, that small victory has now been squelched as Wright announced via Twitter the third film in the Cornetto trilogy (starring Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Paddy Considine, Martin Freeman, Eddie Marsan and Rosamund Pike) will be released a month earlier still, July 19, in the UK. Its US release date remains August 23. A trailer should be out in the next week or two. Read More »
It all started with a tweet. That tweet above, to be specific. Monday afternoon director Edgar Wright tweeted that “Aside from The World’s End, I directed one shot in another summer movie. But which?” with the hashtag “I probably will not tell.” Twelve minutes later, he tweeted “Yeah. Some of you got it right.”
Many more people have replied to Wright after that 12 minutes but, looking just at the first few tweets there’s one film that’s mentioned way more than anything else: Iron Man 3. Which would make sense. Wright is set to next make Ant-Man, a Marvel movie, and a cameo would be very cool. Alas, Wright “exclusively revealed” that his shot is NOT in Iron Man 3. Back to the guessing game.
So, what movie could it be? Let’s speculate below. Read More »
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This past weekend, the /Filmcast held its 10-hour marathon podcast benefiting FilmAid. It was an action packed affair featuring long segments with many of the most popular filmmakers in Hollywood today. We had appearances from Rian Johnson (Looper), Jason Reitman (Up in the Air), David Wain (Wet Hot American Summer), Damon Lindelof (Lost), Bryan Singer (X-Men: Days of Future Past), Edgar Wright (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World), Jon M. Chu (G.I. Joe Retaliation) and more.
Over the course of the broadcast (which you can read more about here; check back soon for downloadable segments) many of those filmmakers provided juicy, newsy tidbits. You can read them after the jump, including Rian Johnson’s thoughts on the new season of Breaking Bad, Jason Reitman’s almost-foray into the X-Men universe and when we can expect to see the trailer for Edgar Wright’s The World End. Read More »