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'Hector and the Search for Happiness' trailer features Simon Pegg eating, laughing, loving

Simon Pegg is known best for fleeing zombies, solving small-town crimes, and trying to escape the end of the world. But now he’s found himself with a relatively simpler goal: to find happiness.

A new promo for Hector and the Search for Happiness shows Pegg as a young London psychiatrist who’s married to Rosamund Pike (The World’s EndPride and Prejudice)—yet somehow deeply unfulfilled. So Hector decides to jet around the world, asking strangers in foreign countries to explain what makes them smile. The whole thing bears a resemblance to a certain 2010 film about another soul-searching world traveler. (Both movies are also based on books.) Is Simon Pegg the British male Julia Roberts? Will he also be doing gender-flipped takes on Pretty Woman and Erin Brockovich? Sadly, Hector and the Search for Happiness doesn’t answer these important questions—at least not in this trailer.


'The Boxtrolls' trailer: There's nothing to fear -- VIDEO


Get ready for trolls! The big mythical beings get a makeover as sweet and stout creatures in the newly released trailer for the stop-motion, animated adventure film The Boxtrolls.

In the trailer,  viewers can get a glimpse at the underground mechanics and high-flying action of the trolls, as well as the extreme love of cheese by Cheesebridge’s townspeople, all of which is portrayed in a unique, eye-catching animated style. Based on the children’s novel Here Be Monsters by Alan Snow, The Boxtrolls tells the story of a young orphaned boy, Eggs (Isaac Hemstead Wright), who is raised by underground, cave-dwelling trolls.

The townspeople of Cheesebridge believe the trolls to be monsters who are out to steal its children and fine cheeses, when in reality, the trolls are sweet oddballs — who wear boxes, hence the title — interested in dumpster diving and mechanical junk collecting. When Archibald Snatcher (Ben Kingsley), an evil exterminator, is out to get the trolls in order to enter the high society of Cheesebrige, Eggs and his friend Winnie (Elle Fanning) must come to the defense of his adopted family.

Can’t wait until The Boxtrolls‘ Sept. 26 release date? Check out the trailer, and its adorable trolls, here: READ FULL STORY

'Doc of the Dead': Bruce Campbell on that time he officiated at a zombie wedding -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO


Have you ever officiated at a zombie wedding? Of course you haven’t. But do you know who has? Bruce Campbell! The Evil Dead star and all-round horror icon recalls his lead role at some deliberately nightmarish nuptials in a new film, Doc of the Dead. Directed by Alexandre O. Philippe (The People vs. George Lucas), the documentary tracks the rise of the zombie phenomenon and, in addition to Campbell, features contributions from Shaun of the Dead actor-writer Simon Pegg, Walking Dead makeup overlord Greg Nicotero, and George A. Romero, among others. READ FULL STORY

'A Fantastic Fear of Everything' trailer: Simon Pegg attempts to overcome his own paranoia

Simon Pegg finds himself facing his deepest, darkest, and strangest irrational fears in the latest theatrical trailer for the upcoming film, A Fantastic Fear of Everything.

Watch the British comedic actor face off against demonic looking hedgehogs, and more in the new trailer for A Fantastic Fear of Everything below:


'The World's End': Simon Pegg and Nick Frost on the martial art they call 'pub fu'

The World’s End, the third collaboration for Simon Pegg and Nick Frost with Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz director/co-writer Edgar Wright, hits theaters today. Which means you should start seeing fans reenact a lengthy fight that breaks out during their characters’ nostalgic 12-pub crawl right… about… now.

Earlier this week, Pegg and Frost visited EW’s Sirius XM channel and talked about creating the martial art they call “pub fu” with stunt coordinator and choreographer Brad Allan. “It’s like a half-remembered martial art form. I used to watch wrestling, and I can swing my arms really quickly,” Pegg said. “But we also wanted it to look like the more drunk they got the more proficient they became fighting…. so that the brawls become more and more elaborate.”

Listen to more of the interview with EW’s Darren Franich, Clark Collis, and Keith Staskiewicz below. READ FULL STORY

Simon Pegg and Nick Frost fight robots in 'The World's End' trailer -- VIDEO

Edgar Wright, the filmmaker behind zombie comedy Shaun of the Dead and romantic gamer flick Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, has a new comedy out this summer called The World’s End. But since this is an Edgar Wright movie, it’s of course not your typical end-of-the-world apocalypse story.

When five friends reunite and attempt to top their epic pub crawl from 20 years earlier, the name of the final pub on their list, The World’s End, starts to take on a literal meaning. Finishing the pub crawl becomes the least of their worries, as the real struggle becomes saving mankind.

Check out The World’s End‘s newest trailer, which features Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and more Brits fighting (or attempting to fight) robots, below: READ FULL STORY

'The World's End': New film from 'Shaun of the Dead' collaborators is opening two months earlier


It’s become common for major Hollywood movies to experience very long release-date delays. Sometimes, the filmmakers need more time to stuff the film with totally essential digital effects. Sometimes they need to convert the film into 3-D — for purely artistic reasons, of course. And sometimes, they just need to resurrect Channing Tatum. It’s rare, however, for a film to move in the other direction, and open earlier than planned. But that’s exactly what happened with The World’s End, the long-awaited third film from Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg which completes a loose trilogy with Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz. READ FULL STORY

'The World's End' image: The next Edgar Wright/Simon Pegg film! -- PICTURE

After collaborating on Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg are reteaming for The World’s End, the tale of five friends on a pub crawl that takes an apocalyptic turn. Pegg stars alongside his Shaun/Fuzz buddy Nick Frost; they’re joined by Brit actors Paddy Considine and Eddie Marsan, plus Bilbo Watson, a.k.a. Martin Freeman. (Don’t confuse this movie with This Is The End, which is basically the same story, except replace all the British people with the Judd Apatow players.) To celebrate the end of filming, Simon Pegg tweeted an image of the cast — check it out below! READ FULL STORY

Simon Pegg, Edgar Wright film 'The World's End' gets greenlight, poster


The World’s End, long-awaited cinema reunion of director Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz), officially has a greenlight, Universal Pictures announced today. Costarring regular collaborator Nick Frost, and co-written by Wright and Pegg, the film will follow five old friends who attempt to re-create a heroic pub crawl they attempted 20 years previous, which ends at a pub called The World’s End. But as the title implies, the fate of humankind also hangs in the balance.

Universal also released a teaser poster for the film, evoking the pub crawl of the plot. Check it out below:


Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright release plot details of their next movie, 'The World's End'


Mission: Impossible actor Simon Pegg and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World director Edgar Wright will reunite and start filming The World’s End in September, according to Deadline. Wright will direct, while Pegg is set to star alongside frequent co-star Nick Frost. The World’s End team has also released a logline for the project, which you can read below.


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