With Halloween lower than per week away, the time has come to start out dusting off a few of these traditional horror hits. There are loads to select from, however Edgar Wright’s Shaun of the Dead arguably stays one of the beloved from the final twenty years. Rumors have swirled for fairly a while a couple of potential sequel, however Simon Pegg not too long ago spoke out and defined that the rumored, vampire-based sequel concepts got here after he and Wright spitballed over drinks. Pegg defined:
I jokingly wrote a therapy for From Nightfall Until Shaun, which was a sequel to Shaun of the Useless. It was all about Shaun and Ed having to go as much as Edinburgh, or one thing. I do not know. It was ridiculous. And it was a joke. It wasn’t like a severe pitch. Edgar thought it might be humorous to do the movie once more, however with vampires. However it was all simply pub speak.
In true sequel vogue, it seems like the essential idea of From Nightfall Until Shaun would’ve taken the core DNA of the zombie-centric authentic, and shifted it to a battle towards vampires. That mentioned the concept was one thing that the 2 inventive males by no means actually supposed to make. Per Simon Pegg’s current feedback to EW it was extra of an mental train that they mentioned on the pub whereas they waited for the entire thing to blow over. The sequel was by no means meant to be taken critically, however even for a lark, the concept is not half-bad.
This report is not the primary time Shaun of the Useless sequel has been addressed by a member of the manufacturing. Edgar Wright has additionally casually talked about the likelihood over time, whereas additionally tempering his enthusiasm with the truth that he would moderately do one thing new than commit years of his life to one thing repetitive. With that in thoughts, the truth that a sequel to Shaun of the Useless would not look like occurring doesn’t suggest that a few of the key figures behind the movie aren’t teaming up sooner or later. Particularly, Shaun of the Useless stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are at present gearing up to co-star in the upcoming horror comedy, Slaughterhouse Rulez. Even when we by no means get one other installment within the Shaun saga, it is clear that these guys aren’t achieved working collectively.
The truth that From Nightfall Until Shaun was conceived as a joke appears to line up with Edgar Wright’s modus operandi as a filmmaker. Up to now, Wright has by no means made a sequel for considered one of his movies (except you rely the unfastened connections of The Cornetto Trilogy), and he has solely expressed an actual willingness to return to the Baby Driver properly as his possible first sequel. From Nightfall Until Shaun may most likely be superior if dealt with accurately, nevertheless it would not seem like it is on the high of anybody’s to-do record proper now. Pegg himself has solely gotten busier as an actor in recent times (significantly with the upcoming launch of Mission: Impossible 6) so getting the band again collectively for this sequel most likely would not work out anytime quickly.
CinemaBlend will preserve you posted with extra updates if this Cornetto “pub speak” ever turns into one thing extra severe. Till then, make sure that to try our 2017 movie premiere guide and our 2018 movie premiere guide, and take a look at Edgar Wright’s Child Driver — which is now accessible on Digital, Blu-ray, and DVD.