We keep our fingers crossed for these guys that they will pull off the highly rare “all three movies in the trilogy are awesome!” trifecta. This will effectively make them greater than both F. F. Coppola and G. Lucas, who both knew how to screw up a franchise in the third movie like it’s nobody’s business.
Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg have confirmed plans for a third spoof comedy, following hit British movies Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz.
The new project is part of a two-film deal writer and director Wright has agreed with the Working Title studio.
It is provisionally being called The World’s End, and will be written by Edgar and Pegg.
It will follow another Edgar project, Baby Driver, an action and crime comedy set in the US.
Wright said: “Working Title have been fantastic to work with and hugely instrumental in bringing the work of myself, Simon, and [producer] Nira Park to the screen.
“We’ve had a lot of fun with them so far and it delights me to continue the partnership in the future with new material and bold directions.”
Working Title co-chairman Eric Fellner called Wright “one of the most gifted writers and directors in the industry today”.
Last year, actor and writer Pegg told the Guardian newspaper he was keen to complete the “blood and ice-cream trilogy”, adding each film would “feature a Cornetto in varying flavours”.
“Shaun of the Dead has strawberry, Hot Fuzz has the original Cornetto flavour, and there will be a mint-choc chip in the third film,” he told the paper.
“We don’t quite know how or why yet, but it will happen.”