Edgar Wright had a big debacle a few years ago with his Ant-Man. His next thing should be Baby Driver and as he announced, it is coming this summer. There was no question that Wright’s fans were excited to hear that he is coming back, but almost everyone just wanted Simon Pegg and Nick Frost once again.
Frost and Pegg were incredible in The World’s End four years ago and many fans would really like to see them join forces once again. People obviously love this partnership and it would be great to see a sequel to one of the Cornetto films. If not that, it would be as good to see them in a new entry in the series or something totally new, a whole other project.
Actually, there is some good news for the fans. Pegg and Frost do have a new project coming up. Nick Frost had some really vague comments: ”Simon and I are working on something. We’re trying to do something a bit special at the moment. It’s a work in progress, and we may have some more information on it later in the year.” But then some more information came up and now we know what to expect from these two actors: “I think I’d want to do something in the sci-fi world. Something a bit ghost hunter-y, or a bit Monster of the Week in a comedy. With two guys and a girl, it’s like the X-Files, but they’re not affiliated with any government agency.”
Frost also had some comments considering his and Pegg’s career now when they are a bit older and both have more experience. He said: “We’re not Judd Apatow, we’re not J.J. Abrams, so there are still people who say, ‘I’d like to see this.’ You’re still made to jump through hoops. Everyone has a job to do and everyone has an opinion on everything. Writing Paul, Simon and I would always have a knee-jerk reaction to someone giving a note about something and think, “What do you f***ing know?” I think as you get older and you mature more, you realize, you know what? Listen to that note. It could be f***ing great, it could be worthwhile.”
One thing that is still uncertain is whether Edgar Wright will be involved in all this and we also don’t have a clue if it is going to be a project for television or film. Simon and Nick were absolutely great together in Spaced and it would be very cool to see them in a new original TV series, but considering the fact that they both have really busy schedules, it seems more likely that there will actually be a film. Of course, with Edgar Wright on board.
It is actually a bit too early to know just how the collaboration could and will look like. Will it be a film or a TV series and weather Edgar Wright will be there? But nevertheless, it is a great news to hear that Nick Frost and Simon Pegg are working together again.