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Simon Pegg Shoots Down 'Star Wars: Episode 7' Rumors, Says He's Not Attached

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 27, 2013 11:39 AM
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People are desperate for any news about what J.J. Abrams and co. are cooking up for "Star Wars: Episode 7," so even thin rumors from sources like the generally totally out there MarketSaw tend to be speculated upon. But sometimes you just gotta know better, and this appears to be one of those times. With the site claiming that Alfonso Cuaron was being considered to helm one of the sequels, they also casually tossed in this morsel from their source: "...expect Simon Pegg to be involved in some capacity. Can't say why, but lets just say I have a strong feeling about that." But the actor himself has addressed those rumors.

Fueling The Flames of Fandom: Simon Pegg Says J.J. Abrams Will Direct 'Star Trek 3,' But Will He?

  • By Edward Davis
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  • February 11, 2013 11:39 AM
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Ever since the surprise announcement that J.J. Abrams would direct "Stars Wars: Episode VII," the internet has churned in rampant speculation mode. What will these films entail? Who will star? What characters would return? But in another corner of the galaxy, many were asking what would happen to Abrams' "Star Trek" franchise. The sequel, "Star Trek Into Darkness," hits theaters in May at the beginning of blockbuster season, but what of future installments? Won't Abrams be too busy with "Star Wars," particularly if that 2015 release date gets locked down?

Laika & Focus Features Announce New Animated Feature 'The Boxtrolls' For 2014 Release

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • February 8, 2013 12:22 PM
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This has been a crazy week for animation news – Henry Selick's seemingly doomed “The Shadow King” got resurrected; DreamWorks Animation’s financial troubles became very public (leading to schedule shifts and the cancellation of one film); and now here’s another bit of animation world news to get the blood going: Seattle-based stop motion studio Laika and Focus Features will reteam once again for “The Boxtrolls,” which has officially started production, for release on October 17th, 2014. This is the painstaking world of stop motion animation – get cracking boys!

New Images From Edgar Wright's 'The World's End,' Simon Pegg Says Pub Names Are Clues To What Happens Inside

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 31, 2013 9:58 AM
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It seems that, at least on the big screen, the end of the world just isn't worth it without your friends. Last year we saw a bit of that in "Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World," while the Apatow gang will push that notion further this summer with "This Is The End." And this fall, Edgar Wright will round up the boys for a pint in "The World's End," and some new images are here to give you a sneak peek.

Edgar Wright & Simon Pegg Say 'World's End' Is "Social Sci-Fi" And About "Revolution"; Pegg Says Khan Is Not The Villain In 'Star Trek 2'

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • May 30, 2012 11:23 AM
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Word that “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” filmmaker Edgar Wright would be reuniting with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost to complete their “Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy” with “The World’s End” surprised many of us when the news arrived back at the beginning of May. All three creative minds have been very busy with a variety of projects since "Hot Fuzz," but with lensing set to begin in September, Wright and Pegg are beginning to tease out what fans can expect from their next collaboration.

Mark Duplass, Jennifer Aniston & Ben Kingsley Head To 'Convention,' Patrick Wilson & Christina Hendricks Lead Darren Aronofsky-Produced 'Zipper'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • May 21, 2012 10:40 AM
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Mark Duplass has had busy couple of years, directing and writing three films with his brother, and starring in a number of projects including the raunchy FX comedy, “The League,” and in the upcoming sci-fi tinged indie dramedy “Safety Not Guaranteed” with Aubrey Plaza. He’s following up that role with one in another indie film with a sci-fi element, “Convention,” and he’s going to be acting opposite some pretty big names.

Cornetto Trilogy Closer 'The World's End' Is Edgar Wright's Next Film, Shooting Starts In September

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 9, 2012 7:03 PM
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It's now nearly two years since "Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World," the firecracker kung-fu romantic comedy that became a critical and fan favorite, even if it never quite set the box-office alight. The film's still playing monthly at rep theaters like the New Beverley in L.A, an instant cult classic, but for nearly 24 months, there's been very little news as to what Wright might do next. He's not been out of the spotlight, thanks to his scripting of "The Adventures of Tintin" and executive producing of "Attack The Block" and "Sightseers," the latter of which will premiere at Cannes in the next couple of weeks. And there have been projects percolating: more writing work has happened on Marvel's "Ant-Man," and the mysterious "Baby Driver" is also on the dance card somewhere, while the director was snapped up by megastar Johnny Depp to direct a new film version of "The Night Stalker" a few months back.

Simon Pegg Confirms Reteam With Edgar Wright & Nick Frost Is Progressing; Second Draft Of 'The World's End' Complete

  • By Simon Dang
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  • April 26, 2012 9:25 AM
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It's been a while since we've had an update about "The World's End," but serial tweeter Simon Pegg has now unveiled photographic evidence of a second draft of what will become the third collaboration between he, fellow actor Nick Frost and writer-director Edgar Wright.

Watch: Trailer For Simon Pegg's Stylized & Quirky 'A Fantastic Fear Of Everything'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 6, 2012 11:59 AM
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Well, here's a movie we sort of forgot about entirely. First announced last summer, Simon Pegg signed on to star in "A Fantastic Fear of Everything," an ambitious, oddball tale being co-directed by an interesting pair: Chris Hopewell (who has helmed music videos for people like Radiohead, The Knife and The Killers) and by Crispian Mills (the front-man of Britpop also-rans Kula Shaker). Well, their result of the collaboration is now available for all to see, and certainly, it delivers in the visual department.

Simon Pegg Lines Up Guest Role On Frank Darabont's 'L.A. Noir' Pilot

  • By Simon Dang
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  • March 15, 2012 10:25 AM
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Funnyman Simon Pegg will have to trade in his Starfleet uniform and phaser for a fedora and a gun as he's now set to join the pilot of Frank Darabont's gestating adaptation of John Buntin's epic saga "L.A. Noir: The Struggle For The Soul Of America's Most Seductive City" for the cable network TNT.

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