Spaced and the “Cornetto Trilogy” may be behind us, but there’s a chance Nick Frost and Simon Pegg might reunite on the small screen. The two have formed a new Sony-backed production studio, and will take aim at a joint TV venture with a horror-comedy bent.
Look, we’re already pretty pumped for the next Mission: Impossible sequel — with Christopher McQuarrie at the helm, both Rebecca Ferguson and Michelle Monaghan on tap, and all this talk of Tom Cruise performing his most daring stunt yet, we’re more than adequately excited. All those sneak peeks McQuarrie & Co. have been sharing from the set of the sixth installment are just a series of added bonuses.
Our favorite horror-comedy duo is back and better than ever. Simon Pegg and Nick Frost have given themselves an upgrade and formed a joint film and TV production banner called Stolen Picture, and it’s about time. The Cornetto Trilogy and Paul stars have been working together for decades, infusing all of their projects with their own blend of personal style and pop culture homage. Now that Edgar Wright has moved on to deeper waters, it’s good to see Pegg and Frost back at it again together. And that’s not all — Stolen Picture’s first movie has already been announced, and it’s a horror-comedy titled Slaughterhouse Rulez.
It’s been a good few years for Simon Pegg’s half of the Pegg-Frost Cornetto comedy dream team, and it’s only getting better for him. He’s got two blockbuster franchises under his belt, but his next movie sounds less Star Trek and more Almost Famous-meets-The Voices.
Why do we love real-life 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 these friendships that make their projects more endearing. And for the past decade-plus, no two people have quite demonstrated that bond quite like Nick Frost and Simon Pegg. Whether it’s their Cornetto Trilogy (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, At World’s End) or their side projects (Paul), Frost and Pegg’s bond has made great movies somehow just a little bit better.
In the midst of a dreary summer for blockbusters, Star Trek Beyond was a light in the darkness, returning the rebooted franchise to the fun, funny, and exciting roots of its 2009 predecessor. But even a cast as professional and talented as this one made plenty of mistakes, the best of which are preserved forever in the newly released Star Trek Beyond blooper reel.
Star Trek Beyond was one of the highlights of 2016’s slow summer blockbuster season, providing us all with a healthy dose of going boldly just in time for the original show’s 50th anniversary. But before all the action-packed mayhem that takes up most of the second half of the film, Beyond has a few quieter moments that show the crew of the Enterprise in more personal moments.