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Simon Pegg Addresses Shaun Of The Dead Sequel Rumors

Will Shaun of the Dead ever rise from the dead? 

That has been the question on movie fans' minds lately, after the film's star and co-writer Simon Pegg recently commented that he and director Edgar Wright were thinking of making a follow-up movie. But now, Pegg has stepped up to address the rumors that a sequel is actually happening and clarify his original comments. 

Pegg told Entertainment Weekly during the outlet's oral history of Shaun of the Dead that his discussions with Wright were never serious. He explained further, "I jokingly wrote a treatment for From Dusk Till Shaun, which was a sequel to Shaun of the Dead. It was all about Shaun and Ed [played by Nick Frost] having to go up to Edinburgh, or something. I don't know. It was ridiculous. And it was a joke. It wasn't like a serious pitch. Edgar thought it would be funny to do the film again, but with vampires. But it was all just pub talk."

Director Wright backed up Pegg's claims that he considered making a vampire-centric Shaun of the Dead. "There was a brief idea we had, that we entertained for all of like 72 hours, where I thought you could do an alternate reality sequel," he stated. "It basically starts with the same movie but then it becomes not about zombies. But these films, they take three years. So, it's like, if you're doing another movie, let's do something completely different."

Though Shaun of the Dead never got an official continuation, it was followed up by 2007's Hot Fuzz and 2013's The World's End, which saw Wright, Pegg, and Frost reuniting. Together, the three films make what's known as the Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy, with Pegg and Frost playing different characters in each installment. Wright revealed that he would love to join forces with Pegg and Frost for another flick outside of the beloved trilogy. 

"I actually was texting with Simon today, in fact," said Wright. "If we did something else, I think it would be something new, that's not part of the existing kind of trilogy. It's really about writing something that we want to do, rather than it seeming like we ought to do something, do you know what I mean? The three movies we made all come from different points of passion. It's finding what that is and again chaining ourselves to the office to write it. But I would like to work with them again, of course. They're best friends as well as collaborators."

A re-teaming of the three creatives would likely prove successful, even if it isn't for a proper Shaun of the Dead sequel.