There’s no doubt that Hall H at the San Diego Comic-Con 2013 is the hottest room of the weekend. And it’s great to see the guys behind the Blood and Ice Cream/Cornetto trilogy — Edgar Wright, Nick Frost and Simon Pegg — get a headlining spot like they did Friday. There are a ton of Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz fans out there — this Renegade Reporter included — who are eagerly awaiting the final act in the three-film opus, The World’s End.
Personal aside: I think a lot of people hold a bigger place in their hearts for Shaun of the Dead, and given my love of horror, many folks that know me would expect the same. But for some reason I was enthralled by and guffawed more at Hot Fuzz than almost any other movie I’ve ever seen. It was just such a piece of creative writing and film making that while completely zany made absolute sense to this sometimes Hollywood-pickled brain. When that concrete piece from the church ended up spooshing Tim’s head…well, I don’t know if it was wrong, but I was rolling on the floor for about five minutes. Upon subsequent re-windings and re-viewings of the scene, it tapered down to about two minutes. Does that make me a bad person?
Nah, not at all.
Pegg, Wright and Frost had what was, by all descriptions, a very entertaining session in Hall H Friday morning. Some 7,000 fans crammed into the room and from what we’ve read, the roof almost came off the joint when the trio hit the stage for their panel. Very cool indeed.
Consider this classic quote from Wright when asked who The World’s End would appeal to: “If you’ve ever watched Dr. Who and thought it would be funnier if the Doctor got hammered, then this is the movie for you. We’re going to change the title to Dr. Hooch.” Pegg followed up with, “Our TARDIS is beer.” A query from the audience asking if the new film could be turned into some sort of drinking game inspired this response from Pegg: “If you want to die, yeah.”
Sounds like fans have got a great deal to look forward to as this crew wraps up their Blood and Ice Cream work. When queried whether they would work on future films, the gang reassured those in attendance that they would be together for more projects, just in a different film universe with different rules.
Great stuff from a great group of guys who have brought is some very unique and memorable movies. The World’s End comes to U.S. theaters on August 23rd.
Source: Ain’t It Cool Newsby