Nearly 15 years ago, a film called Shaun of the Dead came out, and in addition to launching what is now known as the Cornetto Trilogy, it also catapulted the career of director Edgar Wright to a whole new level. Along with actors Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, Wright became a name synonymous with quality comedy, and to many in my generation, it became one of those great films to watch with a group of friends in college.
It’s no wonder that fans have been hungry for a sequel to the film forever now, as it comes coupled with the warm, fuzzy memories of discovering new talent. But is this really something that’s going to happen? Well, it doesn’t sound like it. Speaking with EW, Simon Pegg discussed why they never had a sequel:
“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.”
Director Edgar Wright mostly corroborated this statement, but then went a bit further into what the idea could entail, saying:
“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. 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.”
Probably a good idea. I think most of the fans who love Edgar Wright are the kind that would love a new idea over a sequel.
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