Editor | Peter Bowen
Say Hello Good-bye
Posted April 03, 2008
R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe's happy, shiny lyric "It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine," has never been more apt. Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright, the very funny men behind Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, are now planning to end the world as we know it. After a full frontal assault with their zombie spoof Shaun of the Dead, and then a sideways ambush with their crime-fighting farce Hot Fuzz, the two told the British Newspaper The Guardian they were planning a "sci-fi/doomsday theme" with the working title being "The World's End."
This marks the end also of what the pair refer to as their three-flavor Cornetto trilogy. Inspired by Krzysztof Kieslowski's "Trois couleurs" series, Pegg and Wright have added flavor to their three way. Shaun of the Dead was strawberry (as part of the blood and ice cream theme), Hot Fuzz reflected the classico brand with its police-blue wrapper, and "The World's End" will be mint choc chip.