Shaun of the Dead was the first of Edgar Wright’s Cornetto Trilogy. The film was a hilarious take on classic zombie movies, most notably George A. Romero flicks like Dawn of the Dead. And while Hot Fuzz and The World’s End are the next two films in the trilogy, they aren’t direct sequels, and the stories even stand on their own. Ultimately, Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, and Nick Frost never got back together to tell the continuing adventures of Shaun and the freshly undead Ed. However, it seems that the lack of sequel wasn’t due to a lack of ideas.
In an interview with Enteratinment Weekly, Wright revealed that Simon Pegg once jokingly pitched a sequel idea for Shaun of the Dead. Interestingly enough, it still thrust the people of London into dealings with members of the undead. Of course this time, they would be dealing with vampires.As Pegg told EW, “I jokingly wrote a treatment for From Dusk Till Shaun, which was a sequel. Edgar thought it would be funny to do the film again, with vampires.” Shaun was certainly not a natural zombie hunter, so we can’t imagine how he’d fare against vampires!
But don’t put too much stock into the From Dusk Till Dawn-style treatment Pegg wrote. Though it is hilarious and fun to imagine another undead adventure with Shaun and the gang, Pegg was quick to add that the vampire sequel idea was, “just pub talk.” However, Wright, Pegg, and Frost all expressed interest in revisiting the characters, should they ever manage to get a solid idea and for their calendars to sync up. Frost said, “When it happens it’ll happen, and it’ll be great. Or people will hate it.”
If their past work together is any indication, should the gang make a Shaun of the Dead sequel work, it’s definitely going to kick ass. So until that time, let’s all head to the Winchester, grab a pint, and wait for this whole thing to blow over.
Would you like to see a Shaun of the Dead sequel with vampires? What other classic horror monster would you like to see Shaun and the gang take down in a new film? Tell us what you think in the comments!
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