With premiere of ‘The World’s End’ rapidly approaching and preliminary work on ‘Ant-Man’ likely to start up before the end of the year, Edgar Wright is a very busy man. But often it’s nice to look back before moving forward to see where you’ve been before getting on your way to where you’re going. So, that’s exactly what we’re going to do for the fan favorite British filmmaker.
First, since the final installment of the Cornetto Trilogy is slated to hit theaters later this month, Focus Features has gone back and done something special for the film that kicked it all off. The studio has released a special interactive screenplay for ‘Shaun of the Dead’ that features storyboards, set photos, videos, and original handwritten notes from Wright and co-writer Simon Pegg. If you ever wanted more insight into the creative process of some of the best names in the business today, be sure to flip through the script and check out what ended up making it into the final draft of the movie by clicking on the picture below:
Then, The London Screenwriters Festival has released a video of an hour-long panel that Wright participated in last year before ‘The World’s End’ was completed. In this discussion, the filmmaker talks about the many aspects of his career including his first feature film, ‘A Fistful Of Fingers’, his various work on television, the terrible American remake of ‘Spaced’, the differences between his original work and ‘Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World’, and much more. As a writer myself, I found it quite interesting when he went into the bit about essentially approaching your dream job from all angles as he did when he went into directing TV before finally transitioning to movies. You can check out the whole video below thanks to The Playlist:
Finally, if you’ve never seen or heard of ‘A Fistful of Fingers’, you can watch the film in it’s entirety below and know what Wright was referring to in the video above:
Now that you’re well acquainted with his previous works, be sure to check out Edgar Wright’s latest movie, ‘The World’s End’ starring Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Paddy Considine, Eddie Marsan, Martin Freeman, and Rosamund Pike when it hits cinemas in the UK on July 19, 2013 and in US theaters on August 23, 2013.