Simon Pegg recently announced that despite all talk of one, there was never actually going to be a sequel of the hilarious zombie comedy ‘Shaun of the Dead’.
Shaun of the Dead was the first movie that kicked off what would later be known as the ‘Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy’ of Simon Pegg movies, the other two were, of course, Hot Fuzz and The World’s End.
Out of the three movies, Shaun of the Dead was by far the highest rated and most-desired for a sequel, but in spite of all of our hope Pegg was never serious about creating a sequel and has now confirmed that it won’t happen. He told EW his early idea for a second movie, which he titled Till Dusk Shaun.
Read what he said below:
“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.”
Actor Edgar Wright supposedly pitched an idea to take a spin away from zombies and go in a Vampire direction, but you can’t make a sequel without zombies! He wanted to produce an alternate reality sequel, but this idea would probably have been a little too adventurous. Read what Simon Pegg said regarding Edgar’s idea:
“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.”
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