How The World's End rejects 'drunken, misogynistic' manchild films

In The World's End, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost gather their former best friends to drink their old hometown dry. But when we talked to Pegg, Frost and director Edgar Wright, they told us how this apocalyptic comedy isn't like your usual "drunken midlife crisis" film. Plus the secret of using genre to tell a personal… » 8/21/13 12:30pm 8/21/13 12:30pm

Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright explain how their non-trilogy is a trilogy

Last Friday, we posted a new trailer for The World's End that hinted at how "The Cornetto Trilogy" (as Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and The World's End) is actually thematically linked, but this new five-minute featurette explains the characters, the themes, the actors, and the ice cream treat that truly connect these… » 6/24/13 11:45am 6/24/13 11:45am

New trailer for Simon Pegg's beer-soaked apocalypse The World's End

Get a better look at the evil soul-sucking baddies Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and director Edgar Wright are teaming up to fight in their new apocalypse comedy The World's End. This will be the finale to the Blood and Ice Cream trilogy, and while we haven't even seen the movie yet, we already miss this trio. Hopefully the… » 5/22/13 8:45am 5/22/13 8:45am

The studio did not want to let James Franco and Seth Rogen play…

This is the End is a comedy in which Seth Rogen, James Franco and a host of celebrities play themselves, facing the end of the world. Does that sound like a weird concept for a film to you? It certainly sounded weird to studio execs, who fought hard against letting a host of famous people lampoon themselves — and die… » 3/31/13 7:30am 3/31/13 7:30am

What's it like playing Tintin's klutzy buddy? Nick Frost gives us the…

io9 recently caught up with actor Nick Frost (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz), who plays the pratfall-prone Inspector Thomson in Steven Spielberg's The Adventures of Tintin. Frost filled us on the motion-capture process, potential upcoming projects with longtime collaborator Simon Pegg, and what it's like to play a… » 12/20/11 7:00am 12/20/11 7:00am

First reviews of Simon Pegg's Paul: Great, but it's no Shaun of the Dead

Paul is probably the most anticipated science fiction comedy of the year. Two road-tripping nerds, played by Shaun of the Dead's Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, meet an alien "gray" named Paul, who turns their world upside-down. It's our favorite comedy duo going to Comic Con and traveling with an alien! The film has had… » 2/07/11 4:29pm 2/07/11 4:29pm