In just over one week, Edgar Wright‘s fourth feature film, The World’s End, hits theaters in the US. That’s as good an excuse as any to look back at Wright’s previous films and celebrate our shared love of them. Those films, of course, are Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. There’s also the amazing TV show Spaced that acted as a precursor to those films.
Wright’s work has been immortalized in various media (such as Mondo posters, original paintings, and gig posters) and Gallery 1988 West in Los Angeles is doing all that and then some. On Tuesday August 20, they’re hosting The Official Edgar Wright Art Show and we’re happy to share a pretty healthy sampling of works that’ll be on display including a few exclusive debuts. Read More »
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With the impending US release of Edgar Wright‘s new film The World’s End (already out in the UK) we’ve got a great collection of materials that will put you inside the head of the director. The centerpiece is a one-hour conversation with Wright that was shot last year at the London Screenwriters Festival; the hour acts as a good masterclass from the writer/director.
The LSF conversation begins with talk about a film called A Fistful of Fingers, and in the event that you’ve never seen that early effort from Wright, it is embedded below. Wright doesn’t love the movie, and there’s some really good talk there about how that helped develop his later approach to work. Personally, I find it helpful and inspirational to know that people whose work is quite accomplished had to go through the same formative steps as everyone else. Hearing Wright talk about the transition from that early movie to Spaced and his later work is great.
There’s also an “interactive screenplay” for Wright’s breakout feature Shaun of the Dead, which gives up a lot of info about the making of the film. Check out all three items below. Read More »
There’s no better way to see Edgar Wright‘s latest film, The World’s End, than with an appetizer of Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz. The three films, collectively referred to as The Cornetto Trilogy, are linked by their sharp sense of humor, genre leanings, lead actors, and a British ice cream treat. The final act, The World’s End, opens on August 23 and many fans probably figured they’d just watch the first two on Blu-ray before heading to the theater. Now you won’t have to do that.
Regal Cinemas has just revealed a huge list of theaters nationwide that’ll be screening all three films on the big screen on August 22, culminating in the 10 p.m. screening of The World’s End. Plus, if you don’t have a Regal near you, Wright assures fans in the United States this is only the beginning.
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Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost took Austin, TX by storm this weekend. They rolled into town to present the full Cornetto Trilogy (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and The World’s End) and even came bearing a brand new, mind-blowing Mondo poster. It’s for their 2004 zombie romantic comedy Shaun of the Dead and it’s by the legendary Tyler Stout. Check out both the regular and variant images below. Read More »
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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New York Comic-Con has come and gone, bringing with it big movie news, TV news and lots and lots of collectibles. And while some booths chose to reveal their collectibles in advance, one that didn’t was the crew at Mondo. They preferred to keep their first trip to New York a well-kept secret until the convention opened on Thursday. Once that happened though, fans realized it was worth the wait as the famous poster boutique of the Alamo Drafthouse had brought posters from the Lord of the Rings, The Iron Giant, Shaun of the Dead, Kill Bill, Friday the 13th and more. That’s the good news. The better news is that not everything sold out so they’ll likely be online soon.
After the jump, check out all of Mondo’s New York Comic-Con offerings. Read More »
October means Halloween and Halloween means scary movies. Not only does Hollywood have the surefire slate of horror films set for release, even the art galleries are getting in the swing. Later this month, the Mondo Gallery in Austin, TX will have a show themed on Universal Monsters (more on that in the coming weeks) and Friday October 5 at the Bottleneck Gallery in Brooklyn, NY has an exhibit of the undead.
Can’t Beat Em, Join Em: The Zombie Show opens at 7 p.m. Friday October 5 at the Bottleneck, 60 Broadway, Brooklyn NY and remains on display through October 28. After the jump, check out a small, small selection of movie related zombie art from the show. Read More »
Featuring a line up that included Dawn of the Dead, Shaun of the Dead, RoboCop, A Clockwork Orange, Super, Wall-E and Serenity, the 3rd annual Los Angeles Times Hero Complex Film Festival was held this past weekend. Each film was accompanied by one or two prominent guests who all gave fascinating behind the scenes facts about their films as well as info on some upcoming projects.
It was a great weekend to be a fan of movies in Los Angeles and, after the jump, you can read dozens and dozens of behind the scenes facts from all those movies as well as Zack Snyder‘s update on Man of Steel, Simon Pegg talking The World’s End and Star Trek 2, Peter Weller‘s feelings on a RoboCop remake, Malcom McDowell‘s thoughts on The Avengers, James Gunn‘s thoughs on the similarites between Super, Kick Ass and God Bless America, Andrew Stanton‘s statement on possible Pixar sequels and Nathan Fillion‘s casting choices for Uncharted. Read More »
The third annual Hero Complex Film Festival, presented by the Los Angeles Times, is as star studded as ever. Taking place from May 18-21 at Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE Stadium 14, this year’s line up goes from zombies, to cult classics, animation and superheroes. It all begins with Zack Snyder and Robert Kirkman presenting Dawn of the Dead followed by Edgar Wright and Shaun of the Dead. Saturday starts with a digitally remastered version of RoboCop with Peter Weller, A Clockwork Orange with a Malcolm McDowell Q&A and finally the hugely underrated Super with star Rainn Wilson. Then on Sunday, Andrew Stanton will present the Oscar-winning WALL-E, Nathan Fillion will present Serenity and finally there will be ‘An Evening With Stan Lee,’ which will feature a screening that is yet to be announced.
After the jump, find out how you can get tickets and more. Read More »