It was the end of a grueling day for Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, and Edgar Wright when I talked to them on April 3, 2007. Fatigue notwithstanding, these guys were primed for a chat filled with banter and philosophy as they trekked from the heights of filmmaking in theory and in practice, to the silliness, if piquant effectiveness, of produce as a lethal weapon.
Co-writers Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright made an indelible impression with SHAUN OF THE DEAD, an unconventional look at what happens to human relationships when zombies run rampant through a London neighborhood. Wright directed, Pegg co-starred as Shaun, with Nick Frost as his pear-shaped and singularly unhelpful flatmate. All three of them are back in HOT FUZZ, and they take on death again, this time with a murder spree in a quaint English village. While SHAUN OF THE DEAD was merely clever and wildly funny, HOT FUZZ is blazingly intelligent. And wildly funny.
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