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Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright at Glastonbury 2024: ‘Shaun of the Dead’, sequels and their plans to make another movie

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Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright have spoken to NME about the 20th anniversary of their beloved ‘rom-zom-com’ Shaun of the Dead, which were they presenting at the Pilton Palais cinema at Glastonbury Festival.The filmmaking duo, the who created the so-called Cornetto Trilogy – comprised of Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and The World’s End – between 2004 and 2013, also discussed approaches they have received to “sequelize” the film and their plans to make a new movie.NME: Hi Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright!

Have you been surprised by the amount of renewed interest in Shaun of the Dead lately?Simon Pegg: “It’s kind of never really gone away since we made it… Whenever there was some crisis, that meme of me with the beer popped up.

But it’s nice to get to 20 years and realise that people are still talking about it.”Edgar Wright: “Also, I think the main subject of conversation is people saying: ‘Oh, fuck!

That was 20 years ago! Oh my God – I’m old! What have I done with my life?”Pegg: “We always said that we weren’t parodying zombie movies with Shaun of the Dead; we were parodying romantic comedies – if we were parodying anything.

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