Simon Pegg to Reunite with Director Edgar Wright for Another Movie "Next Year"
03.11.11 by Ryan
Simon Pegg and Nick Frost scored success with their first two collaborations, Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, but their latest, Paul, was their first without director Edgar Wright, who co-wrote Shaun and Fuzz with Pegg.
Though unrelated by story and characters, the movies comprised the first two chapters of the "Three Flavors Cornetto" trilogy, often referred to as the "Blood and Ice Cream" trilogy. The connecting element was the use of popular British ice cream Cornetto, with each movie utilizing a different flavor. Pegg talked to the BBC about the third movie as early as 2008.
Shaun of the Dead has strawberry, Hot Fuzz has the original Cornetto flavor, and there will be a mint-choc chip in the third film. We don't quite know how or why yet, but it will happen.
In a recent interview with MTV, Pegg admitted the third in the trilogy could arrive as early as next year, now that Wright has finished Scott Pilgrim vs. the World and Pegg and Frost will soon be finished doing press for Paul.
Edgar has coughed up that [Scott Pilgrim] furball and we're now in the process of regurgitating [Paul], so Edgar and I are planning to get together in the next few months to start working on the next in the "Blood and Ice Cream" series and I hope Nick will be more involved in the creation of that. We're hoping — hoping, fingers crossed — maybe next year would be a good time to make it, even release it.
Pegg may be a little too hopeful. In January, Wright admitted he was back to work on the script for Star Trek 2 in "August". Pegg is aware that he may be overly confident about his timetable for the third movie in the trilogy.
We would like that in an ideal world, but it's not a fact, nor should it be disseminated as such on the Internet — you have a lot to answer for!