THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN! Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are reuniting for horror comedy Slaughterhouse Rulez, and we could not be more excited. It feels like ages since Pegg and Frost graced us with their presence in The World’s End (2013). Thankfully we have a new film coming shortly, in the vein of their other films like Shaun on the Dead (2004) and Hot Fuzz (2007).
Recently the dynamic duo formed a film and television production company called Stolen Picture, with Slaughterhouse Rulez being their first film as a company. While talking with Digital Trends about he and Frost’s new company, and their first film, Pegg said:
It’s going to be really fun. It’s a sort of a horror comedy. It felt like the right thing for Nick and I to have as our first collaboration with Stolen Picture. It’s about a private school in the U.K. which sells off parts of its land to a fracking company, and the fracking company then unleashes a subterranean monster that terrorizes the school. It’s a big metaphor for the U.K. privatizing things, and it’s mixed up with some ridiculous, sloppy horror. So it’s right up our street.
(Also in the aforementioned interview, Pegg stated that he, Nick Frost, and Edgar Wright are talking about (and are always talking about) working together again. He said it will definitely happen, eventually. So YAY!)
Slaughterhouse Rulez is a film from writer/director Crispian Mills, who previously worked with Pegg on the fantastically fun A Fantastic Fear of Everything (2012). Mills has a long, wonderful, list of music credits to his name as he’s released 8 incredible albums, and a few EPs. Plus, from the trailer alone, there are a few obvious(ly funny) references to Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead. In Pegg’s interview he stated there is a “big metaphor” in the film, which is in regards to fracking–which in North America is still a big controversial topic, but based on Mills’ past he is no stranger to speaking his mind. Thankfully this time when Mills is speaking his mind, it’s not, um, that bad.
This film also stars Hermione Corfield (xXx: The Return of Xander Cage, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies), Michael Sheen (Midnight in Paris, Frost/Nixon), and Asa Butterfield (Hugo, Boy in the Striped Pajamas). With the stellar cast and the incredibly creative director, it seems that we will be in for quite a treat, come October, 31st. Are you excited for this next Pegg/Frost film? Let us know!