Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright Eyeing New Film Trilogy
Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright’s so-called Cornetto Trilogy may have drawn to a close with The World’s End last year following 2004’s Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz in 2007, but Star Trek and Mission Impossible star Pegg has revealed that another is on the way.
“It will happen. We made three films in 10 years and hopefully in the next decade we’ll make another three,” Pegg said in an interview with BBC radio station BBC 6 Music, adding that he and Wright were now working on a new film that already had “a title and everything.”
While giving no clue as to when the film might go into production or whether co-star Nick Frost would be involved, Pegg said that the new trilogy wouldn’t follow on from the Cornetto series.
“When we said the trilogy was over, it was because that group of films was over. They’re all kind of related with each other and deal with a specific idea. There’s a criteria to those films. The next thing we do won’t do that; it will just be something else,” he said.
Finding time to work on his own project could be tricky for Pegg, who is currently promoting British comedy Hector and the Search for Happiness and is set to star in a number of upcoming titles, including Monty Pythoner Terry Jones’ new film Absolutely Anything and role reprisals in Mission: Impossible 5 and Star Trek 3.
In May, creative differences saw Wright depart Marvel’s newest superhero franchise Ant-Man, which went into production this week with Peyton Reed at the helm. Wright is currently working on crime film Baby Driver with U.K. production house Working Title.