Animation house Laika only has two completed features to its name, but thanks to the strength of those two outings (Coraline and ParaNorman), it’s already earned a reputation for unusually smart, creative family fare. Now they’re joining forces with Focus Features a third time for The Boxtrolls, an adaptation of Alan Snow‘s book Here Be Monsters!

Open Season co-director Anthony Stacchi and Coraline/ParaNorman story artist Graham Annable are teaming to direct, with an excellent voice cast that includes Ben Kingsley, Toni Collette, Elle Fanning, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade, Tracy Morgan, Jared Harris (Mad Men) and Isaac Hempstead-Wright (Game of Thrones). Hit the jump for more details.

Read More »

The human race survived 2012, but we will survive The World’s End? The latest film from Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost has an apocalyptic promise in the title and in a the latest set of images, there’s a whole lot of drinking going down. Pubs played a big role in both Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, the first two films from the trio. They’ll play an even bigger role here as Pegg and Frost are joined by Martin Freeman, Paddy Considine and Eddie Marsan. All play characters involved in a bar hopping adventure aimed towards the titular pub, and might end up having to saving the world.

Check out two brand new images and some quotes below.

UPDATE – A third image has now been revealed too.  Read More »

The predicted end of the world may have some folks in a panic, but for Hollywood filmmakers working on apocalypse-themed movies, it’s proving to be a marketing boon. Yesterday, we got the first trailer for Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s This is the End. Today, we have the first official look at Edgar Wright‘s The World’s End. Check it out after the jump.

Read More »

Nick Frost dancing. Those three words alone can sell a movie to a certain audience. Throw in Rashida Jones and Chris O’Dowd and you’ve got Cuban Fury, an upcoming comedy directed by James Griffiths and written by Jon Brown. Frost plays a former dancing prodigy who is injured in his youth, only to be reinvigorated later in life but his beautiful new boss. The film will be released in the United Kingdom in March and the first images and plot synopsis have just have come online. Check them out below. Read More »

We’ve seen one teaser poster for Edgar Wright’s The World’s End, which reunites Wright with his Spaced, Shaun of the Dead, and Hot Fuzz actors Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. In fact, the film is the third part of a loose trilogy — the “blood and ice cream” films, which will be united by Cornetto ice cream and, er, blood. Now we’ve got another, which gives us a much more specific view of the film, even if it doesn’t show a single character.

The World’s End was scripted by Pegg and Wright, and follows a group of five friends on an epic pub crawl, during which they end up at a pub called The World’s End, which is likely a name that becomes quite close to literal by the conclusion of the film. The film also stars Rosamund PikeMartin Freeman, Paddy Considine , and Eddie Marsan, and is now set for release in the UK on August 14th, 2013 and October 25th of that year in the US. The poster is below. Read More »

This summer has been great for fans of Edgar Wright. A few people got to see his compelling test footage for Marvel’s Ant-Man, for one. For those who aren’t willing to wait for that, however, the third film of his loose, so-called ‘Blood and Ice Cream’ trilogy with Spaced, Shaun of the Dead, and Hot Fuzz co-conspirators Simon Pegg and Nick Frost is finally moving forward.

The World’s End, as the film is called, kicks off with a group of five friends going on a reunion pub crawl, and the first teaser poster for the film promised an epic round of drinking. But we can expect it to be much more than that, and even if the title of the film is also the name of one of the visited pubs, it is also fairly ominous. We don’t have much info on the cast that will support Frost and Pegg, but Baz Bamigboye reports that Rosamund Pike (Pride and Prejudice, An Education, Wrath of the Titans) will play one of the characters, and that’s a great start. Read More »

The first tease of the spiritual sequel to Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz is now online. Universal just officially green-lit The World’s End, the Edgar Wright directed, Simon Pegg co-written and starring, Nick Frost co-starring third film in the Cornetta trilogy and released a teaser poster along with the announcement. After the jump, check out the poster for Wright and Pegg’s latest and read all about it. Read More »

No, it wasn’t just you — Men in Black 3, entertaining as it was, made no sense at all. I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that starting the shoot without a completed sequel did not help. Also after the jump:

  • Robert Rodriguez talks up Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
  • G.I. Joe toys pulled from shelves after Retaliation shifts release date
  • Nick Frost talks possible Snow White and the Huntsman sequels
  • Don’t worry, Robert Pattinson has not been offered Catching Fire

Read More »

After years of anticipation, it’s finally happening. Edgar Wright will direct Simon Pegg and Nick Frost in The World’s End beginning in September for Working Title and Universal aimed at a Spring 2013 release. It’s the third film in the Blood and Ice Cream Trilogy (which includes Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz) and, after the jump, we have the first details of the plot. Read More »

Cool Posts From Around the Web:

In the decade or so since the start of Fox’s Ice Age series, the franchise has pulled in a range of high-profile stars including Jack Black, Will Arnett, Jay Leno, and Simon Pegg to compliment its central quartet of Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, and Chris Wedge.

This time around, for Steve Martino and Michael Thurmeier‘s Ice Age: Continental Drift, the core characters are joined by the likes of Jennifer Lopez, Nick Frost, Rebel Wilson, Aziz Ansari, Josh Gad, Peter Dinklage, and more. It’s a very solid cast, but is the project worthy of their talents? Watch the first trailer after the jump and decide for yourself. Read More »