Simon Pegg would love to work with Edgar Wright on another movie project in the near future. The pair are not just frequent collaborators. Wright and Pegg have a friendship that has spawned numerous projects including Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and The World‘s End.
Pegg and Wright began their friendship and collaborative relationship in the late ’90s with the TV series Spaced. Pegg starred in the short-lived series while Wright served as director. But the introduction would lead to a fruitful, creative partnership that has lasted well over a decade. Pegg and Wright have worked together on a number of projects since Spaced. Not only have the pair had great success with the Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy, comprised of the aforementioned Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and The World’s End, the pair has also worked on a few shorts related to their features. Along with acting, Pegg has worked on concepts and writing with Wright.
According to an interview with ComingSoon, it’s only a matter of time, and availability, until fans are treated to another Pegg/Wright feature. While discussing his latest film Terminal, the conversation shifted to when fans would see Pegg and Wright reunited on screen. When asked about future projects, and whether they would involve longtime friend/collaborator Wright, Pegg gave a positive answer.
Oh yeah, that’s like a given. The only reason we haven’t is just timing. Me and Edgar and Nick [Frost] are not colleagues, we’re friends. We go back a long time and we have a relationship that transcends work, but if only to hang with each other for an extended period we’ll make another film again. It’s just with our various commitments we have to find the time to write and make it. Me and Edgar talk about it all the time, and whenever we’re together we start brainstorming and we have certain ideas we want to develop. It’s just a question of “when,” not “if.”
New projects with Wright weren’t the only topic of discussion. Pegg talked about working on Terminal and fellow collaborator with Wright, Nick Frost, with whom Pegg is working on a comedy. While the film wasn’t critically acclaimed, Pegg enjoyed the opportunity to work alongside actors Margot Robbie and Mike Myers. “Most of the scenes I have are with Margot, and it was really fun to sit across from her and spar. You could pretty much put all our scenes into a short play and have it be dinner theater, you know? That was really fun.”
While Pegg already has a heavy future schedule with Mission: Impossible – Fallout as well as a few new projects, fans can rest assured that another collaboration with Wright is just around the corner. Both artists have gained quite the amount of success since their early days on Spaced. They have both been tremendously supportive of one another. Each making the other’s career. But their projects, like the Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy, always show the partnership between the two of them. It’s a unique, and wonderful relationship in the entertainment industry. And one that will only spawn more entertaining projects in the future.
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