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Simon Pegg: The World's End avoids parody

Simon Pegg: The World's End avoids parody

Jan 23 2013, 10:45am CST | by

Simon Pegg says 'The World's End' won't be a parody. The British funnyman claims the final instalment of his wacky 'Three Flavours Cornetto' trilogy - following 'Shaun of the Dead' in 2004 and...

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Simon Pegg: The World's End avoids parody

Jan 23 2013, 10:45am CST | by

Simon Pegg says 'The World's End' won't be a parody.

The British funnyman claims the final instalment of his wacky 'Three Flavours Cornetto' trilogy - following 'Shaun of the Dead' in 2004 and 'Hot Fuzz' in 2006 - won't be an obvious spoof of the thriller genre and will tie the franchise together with its message about personal struggle.

He explained: '' 'The World's End' isn't a send-up in any way, in fact, we've gone out of our way not to populate the film with references to other movies, in order to avoid that [parody] label.

''The theme that will bind the three films together is not parody or even ice cream, it's a preoccupation with the struggle of the individual against the collective. Shaun vs zombies, Angel vs the NWA, Gary King vs (???).''

The 42-year-old joker - who is reunited with Nick Frost and Edgar Wright in the new comedy - has big plans for the trilogy and hopes future drama students will pick the movies apart and write essays about the link between them.

Speaking to Blake London, he mused: ''Thematically, it will all make sense when the three films can be viewed consecutively. This sounds lofty but they form a dialectic sequence, which I hope film students will write essays about. 'Shaun of the Dead' = evolution, 'Hot Fuzz' = devolution, 'World's End' = revolution.''

'The World's End' also stars Martin Freeman, Eddie Marsan, Rosamund Pike and Paddy Considine and will be released on August 14 in the UK.

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First Look: ‘Absolutely Anything’ Starring Simon Pegg and Most of Monty Python

Oct 29 2014 1:00pm CDT | Source: slash film

Simon Pegg has been through some very weird stuff on the big screen, including a zombie apocalypse and an attempted alien takeover. But his new movie Absolutely Anything gets even crazier, granting him the power to make “absolutely anything” happen. Directed by Terry Jones, the sci-fi comedy stars Pegg as a schoolteacher named Neil Clarke who gains magic powers after a brush with aliens. The film reunites Jones with his Monty Python mates John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, and Michael Palin, while Ro ...
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First Look: Simon Pegg in Monty Python Reunion 'Absolutely Anything'

Oct 29 2014 10:01am CDT | Source: First Showing

Previously, we'd seen a colorful teaser poster for the comedy Absolutely Anything, a pseudo reunion of the infamous Monty Python comedy troupe with John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin and Terry Jones voicing aliens who bestow magical powers on a secondary school teacher and watch what happens. Simon Pegg leads the film, and Robin Williams voices his dog Dennis in one of his final film performances. Now we have some first look photos showing Pegg in the film with his t ...
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First ABSOLUTELY ANYTHING Images Have Simon Pegg Using Magic Powers in Terry Jones’ Sci-Fi Film That Reunites Monty Python Members

Oct 29 2014 9:51am CDT | Source: Collider

The first Absolutely Anything images have gone online, and while they don't tell us too much about the movie, it's still nice to get a first look at Terry Jones' upcoming sci-fi film.  Simon Pegg stars as Neil Clarke, a secondary school teacher who is given magical powers by aliens.  While that may seem fanciful, there seems to be a delightfully twisted edge to it.  “He can make anything happen”, says Jones, “[but] he doesn't realize it until his colleague s ...
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New Stills of Simon Pegg in Absolutely Anything

Oct 29 2014 8:57am CDT | Source: Coming Soon

The world got a much-celebrated "Monty Python" reunion on stage this past summer, and while it was fleeting, fans still have Terry Jones' next directorial effort Absolutely Anything to look forward to. Now Empire has some new stills from the pseudo-Python reunion movie, whic ...
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First Look At Simon Pegg In Absolutely Anything

Oct 29 2014 5:28am CDT | Source: Empire Online

Terry Jones' sci-fi jamboree makes its bowBefore he boffins-up again as Mission: Impossible 5’s scampish Q-alike Benji Dunn, Simon Pegg is teaming up with the Python crew for a whole different kind of motion picture experience. Terry Jones’ Absolutely Anything promises, well, absolutely anything. On the agenda is sci-fi lunacy, a Douglas Adams-y plot, a Monty Python reunion and a dog called Dennis. These first-look stills from the film offer a closer look. {First ...
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Oct 28 2014 4:18pm CDT | Source: Collider

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Last red carpet at London film festival in pictures

Oct 18 2014 6:12pm CDT | Source: the guardian

Stars including Simon Pegg, James McAvoy and Cara Delevingne on the red carpet for the last screenings and awards ceremony of the BFI London film festivalLeviathan wins best film and Stephen Frears awar ...
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Star Wars Bits: Episode 7 Jedi, Joel Edgerton Up For Uncle Owen’s Return, Rebels Producer Simon Kinberg, Simon Pegg, Clone Wars, LEGO

Oct 10 2014 10:00am CDT | Source: Slash Film

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VOTD: Edgar Wright Directed a Pharrell Williams Music Video

Oct 7 2014 10:30am CDT | Source: slash film

Good news: Edgar Wright‘s latest movie is here. Bad news: it’s only five minutes long. Wright, the director of Shaun of the Dead and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, just directed a music video for a Pharrell Williams song called ‘Gust of Wind.’ Daft Punk cameos – in a way – and it’s filled with lots of interesting and beautiful visuals. It’s the first music video Wright has directed since 2005. Watc ...
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