Their brilliant TV show Spaced was a U.K. hit, but most of the U.S. and the rest of the world was first introduced to Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Edgar Wright when their salute to zombie films, Shaun of the Dead, hit the big screen. They followed that up with an homage to action films called Hot Fuzz and made a promise for another film in that vein. Since then they’re all constantly asked about the long rumored conclusion to the trilogy, lovingly referred to as either the “Blood and Ice Cream” or “Three Flavors Cornetto Trilogy.”
For a few years those questions slowed down because Wright was working on Scott Pilgrim vs. The World and Pegg and Frost were making Paul. Both those films are out now and, once again, the questions have begun. In a new interview, Pegg said that he’s hoping he and Wright can knock out a draft before he has to be on set for Star Trek 2. Read more after the jump. Read More »
What is Page 2? Page 2 is a compilation of stories and news tidbits, which for whatever reason, didn’t make the front page of /Film. After the jump we’ve included 33 different items, fun images, videos, casting tidbits, articles of interest and more. It’s like a mystery grab bag of movie web related goodness. If you have any interesting items that we might’ve missed that you think should go in /Film’s Page 2 – email us!
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In the past, if you wanted to make some art based on your favorite filmmaker, you’d have to make the art, print it out, find the filmmaker’s representative’s address, go to the post office, and ship it. Then, you’d hope and pray to get some kind of acknowledgment. Today, though, things are so much easier. Just put some art online and the person it’s about is bound to find it themselves.
That’s the case with artist/musician Lloyd Stas. He created a beautiful set of posters based on the work of Edgar Wright and simply put them online. “I posted them up onto Flickr and woke up the next day to find that Edgar has posted them up on his twitter and his blog,” Stas said in an exclusive email interview. “I hadn’t told him about them and he was one of the first to find them. I was just hoping that he might see the posters, but the fact that he posted them on his blog and said such nice things about them was too awesome and very flattering.” Now, we can show them to you. Check then out after the jump and read what Stas had to say about the series, Wright’s work and more. Read More »
The New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles is one of those movie theaters that film fans must visit at some point in their life. Maybe it’s not the prettiest theater in the world, but the tickets are cheap, the popcorn is cheap, and it regularly has some of the best, if not the best, repertory screenings imaginable, mostly in double features. Now, for their 2011 season, they’ve decided to kick it off the Wright way. The Edgar Wright way.
The New Bev will play host to over two weeks of films programmed by director Edgar Wright. They did it three years ago and now, the director of Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (which will screen as one marathon) is back for The Wright Stuff II. Wright has chosen twenty films to play over 18 days beginning January 14 and most of the films are specially themed double features. Want to know what’s playing when, with what and whom? Then hit the jump. Read More »
We’re huge fans of Edgar Wright here on /Film. He’s been on the SlashfilmCast, we’ve covered and fawned over his movies and posted innumerable random, cool things about the man and his films. There’s almost too much to say about Spaced, Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World so thankfully, Joel Walden can do the talking for us. Walden is editor who has made a beautiful video highlight reel blending Wright’s three most famous films. Check out the clip after the break. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, February 18th, 2009 by Kevin Kelly
It’s been 18 years since Point Break premiered, which is hard enough to believe in itself, but what’s even stranger is the staying power this movie has. In fact, just this past weekend, two of my friends went to go see Point Break Live! in Los Angeles, which is a comedic take on the film, complete with the actors hauling an unsuspecting guest from the audience to play the part Keanu’s Agent Johnny Utah. It helps that they’re fairly clueless and have to read their lines from cue cards.
When I interviewed director Kathryn Bigelow last year in Toronto for her new film The Hurt Locker, I asked her about the legacy of Point Break. She said, “I don’t know if it surprises me but… it’s very surreal. The permutations of once something has left your hands and enters the zeitgeist and how malleable it really is.” But why exactly does this movie keep popping up on the radar? Why Point Break Live! and not Reservoir Dogs Live! (note: do not steal my idea, that is going to totally be a cash cow for me) In today’s GeekBomb we find out everything about Point Break that you wanted to know, and then some.
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Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright Promote Hot Fuzz in Japan
The Pitch: Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright record some idents for Japanese TV. Hilarious!
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I’m ashamed to admit that just recently became aware of the poster artwork of Tyler Stout, although I’ve seen his work in passing. He’s done work for a lot of bands, a lot of special screenings at the Alamo Draft House in Austin Texas, the Netflix Rolling Road Show, and some film festivals. Most recently you may have seen his artwork on the poster for Quentin Tarantino Presents Hell Ride, which premiered at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival.
I discovered Stout through this really impressive 2006 commemorative poster celebrating the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema (seen above, a photo of the original Alamo poster it is playing off of can be seen here). The did a reprint of this design to celebrate the opening of the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema at the Ritz (which is still available here).Â How Many movie references can you spot?Â Check out some close-ups of the piece above, and more of Stout’s amazing movie poster art, after the jump.
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Spike TV’s Scream Awards took place this weekend (the show airs on television on October 23rd at 10:00pm) and a few industry folk showed their faces and talked about some possible upcoming movie sequels. Our friends at Bloody Disgusting have full coverage, but here is a rundown of the cool tidbits:
Edgar Wright says that if they make a Hot Fuzz sequel the title will probably be Hot Fuzz 2: Pigs in the City. He also revealed that he will in fact be directing a trailer for Eli Roth’s Trailer Trash, but it won’t be a sequel to DON’T (but now that you mention it, what a great idea).
Bruce Campbell announced that Image Entertainment is releasing My Name is Bruce in select theaters and on home video in 2008. The movie follows B Movie Legend Bruce Campbell as himself, as he is mistaken for his character Ash from the Evil Dead trilogy and forced to fight a real monster in a small town in Oregon. But the big news is that a sequel is already in the works called My Name Is Still Bruce. I’m down.
Note: This article was posted live from Comic Con during the panel. So please excuse us if we dont go into many details on some stories. I’m typing as fast and accurately as we can. :)
6,500 people have packed the big exhibition hall (which looks like a very large warehouse or airport hanger) for the Paramount panel. Before the panel we got the usual lecture about not video taping the video and photo presentations. Apparently last year a few things turned up on YouTube. Te program director warns us that if this keeps happening that the studio will stop bringing the great footage to the con.
They announced this year that the questions will be screened ahead of time. And if someone starts asking a question that is not the question that was screened, they will press the kill switch and the person will be removed. I’m wondering if this is just to protect the panelists from inappropriate and rude questions or if it also is to protect the content (ie don’t allow anyone to ask any questions about _____)
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