Simon Pegg and Nick Frost Are Hard at Work on a ‘Special’ New Project
Why do we love friendships among filmmakers? From the Oscars fascination with Michelle Williams and Busy Phillips to this past week’s love-fest from the cast of Buffy the Vampire Slayer on the show’s 20th anniversary, there’s something about real-life besties that make their projects that much more fun. And for the past decade-plus, no two people have demonstrated the truth of that statement quite like Nick Frost and Simon Pegg. Whether it’s their Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, The World’s End) or their side projects (Paul), Frost and Pegg’s bond has made great movies somehow just a little bit better.
So consider me ecstatic that the two men might be working on a new project. In a recent interview with Inverse Entertainment (via The Playlist), Frost mentioned that he and Pegg were currently hard at work on something new. Here’s the full quote:
Simon and I are working on something. We’re trying to do something a bit special at the moment. It’s a work in progress, and we may have some more information on it later in the year.
Frost notes that, if he had his druthers, he would be working on “something in the sci-fi world,” with the actor further describing his ideal project as something “ghost hunter-y, or a bit Monster of the Week in a comedy.” This shouldn’t come as a huge surprise. The two men have worn their pop culture influences on their sleeve dating all the way back to their British television series Spaced; it’s not too surprising, then, that Frost’s ideal creation would sound more than a little bit like an X-Files-esque television series.
Whether Frost and Pegg’s project takes this form or ends up looking like something else entirely, it’s good to hear that the kings of nerd culture are back at work on something together. Their solo works — from Star Trek to Mission: Impossible to Into the Badlands — are certainly entertaining, but the two men are never better than when they’re in a buddy comedy together. Fingers crossed that they’ll be able to get their project off the ground without too many hiccups.