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Shaun Of The Dead Interactive And Annotated Script Now Available For Your Perusal

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Shaun & EdWe are just a few weeks away from the release of The World’s End, the third and final film in the Three Flavours Cornetto (Blood and Ice Cream) trilogy, and director Edgar Wright and star Simon Pegg are taking a look back at the trilogy as a whole. The three films don’t necessarily follow a narrative line, but rather a thematic one working in three separate genres. The latest in the series is steeped in science fiction, while the previous film, Hot Fuzz, takes its cues from action and buddy cop films, and the first, Shaun of the Dead, sits squarely in the horror family.

Released in 2004, Shaun of the Dead has risen to cult classic status, and is a post-modern look at genre filmmaking. Recently, Wright released an interactive and annotated version of the screenplay. The script, written by Wright and Pegg, looks at the entire film, but also adds bonus content such as behind-the-scenes photos and videos, clips from the actual movie, and storyboards of key scenes.

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Edgar Wright Wrote A Steampunk Sequel To Oliver Twist, Details Here

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Oliver TwistIf you can shoehorn zombies into Jane Austen and make the 16th President of the United States a vampire hunter, why can’t you craft a steampunk sequel to Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist? The idea of Dodge and Twist has been bouncing around for the last few years, but now it is receiving a major upgrade in the form of a script by none other than Edgar Wright.

According to Film Divider, the filmmaker behind the Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy—Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and The World’s End—is taking a whack at the title. The story is originally the brainchild of Ahmet Zappa, and Wright picks up where screenwriter Cole Hammond (NBC’s Dracula), who had the first crack at the material, and Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire), who turned in another draft, left off.

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Star Trek 3 Is Being Written By One Of Its Stars, Details Here

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star trek into darknessThis is not exactly the name that we expected to hear connected to the writing job on Star Trek 3, but it could be awesome. It is being reported that, now that Justin Lin has taken over as director, Simon Pegg will co-write the script with Doug Jung.

Though he’s most recognized for his efforts in front of the camera, Pegg has an impressive resume as a writer as well. His highest profile work is obviously with Edgar Wright on the Three Flavours trilogy—Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and The World’s End, though their collaboration goes all the way back to Spaced—but he also wrote Paul, Run, Fat Boy, Run, and many more. Deadline reports that Pegg, who already plays Scotty in the revamped franchise, steps into the role after Roberto Orci was ousted as his duties as writer and director in the wake of disagreements with Paramount over the direction of the film.

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Marvel’s Ant-Man Unveils This Human-Sized Preview Of The Full Trailer

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The other day Marvel gave us our first look at their upcoming Ant-Man adaptation, sort of. They released an “ant-sized” sneak peek at the upcoming trailer (or the upcoming “full teaser” as they’re calling it, whatever the hell that means), which was funny, but mostly just led to a glut of super fuzzed out blow-ups and lots of squinting. But now they’ve made it easier for fans and their eyesight by unveiling this “human-sized” version of the very same preview.

As you probably guessed, this being essentially a trailer for the trailer, there isn’t a ton here—the real deal drops on January 6 during the premiere of Marvel’s Agent Carter—but it gives you a few quick glimpses and sets the overall tone. I love Paul Rudd and will watch anything he does, and I know he’s done some more straight roles recently, but I’m really curious to see if I can take him seriously as a superhero. I know there is bound to be some humor, but when I see that shot of him looking super grim-faced and being escorted by the law…

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Watch The Doctor Meet Santa Claus In This Doctor Who Christmas Special Clip

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It’s truly a magical time of the year for Whovians everywhere, as we’re only ten days away from the latest of Doctor Who’s annual Christmas specials. And if you just can’t wait, if you need a fix from the long running sci-fi adventure, like bad, here is an explosive (sorry, had to be done) new clip from the upcoming episode.

Ominously titled “The Last Christmas,” this installment promises to be a doozy for a variety of reasons. First, it features none other than the big guy himself, Santa Claus, played by general awesome dude, and frequent Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg collaborator, Nick Frost (Shaun of the Dead, The World’s End). That alone makes for a rad way to celebrate Christmas and is enough to entice many viewers, but this is the episode that we’ve been told will reveal the ultimate fate of the Doctor’s (Peter Capaldi) latest travelling companion, Clara (Jenna Louise Coleman).

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The Search For A Star Trek 3 Director Is Targeting These Five People

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Trek3It was an extremely controversial decision when Paramount gave Roberto Orci the director’s chair for the upcoming Star Trek 3. But it was nevertheless a genuine shock when the news broke recently that Orci would no longer be helming the sequel. With Orci sidelined, who would take up the baton to get the next Trek sequel across the finish line, ideally in time for a 2016 release timed to the franchise’s 50th anniversary? Apparently Paramount’s shortlist is now down to five potential directors: Rupert Wyatt, Morten Tyldum, Daniel Espinosa, Justin Lin, and Duncan Jones.

The names come from Deadline, who report that Rupert Wyatt is currently Paramount’s top choice, and that they have already taken meetings with him about the possibility. This wouldn’t be the first time Wyatt got to play in a beloved science fiction sandbox — he directed 2011’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes, a flick that surprised many by proving to be far better than anybody had reason to expect from an Apes resurrection at this point. It was followed up by this past summer’s Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, directed by Matt Reeves, and the revived franchise is set to continue in a third film in 2016. Wyatt is a solid choice, if not an inspired one, but nor would he likely be a controversial hire, which might work as an olive branch to lure back Trek fans riled up by J.J. Abrams’ brand of Trek.