Enjoy the British horror-comedy Shaun of the Dead and wish there were more films like it? Fear not! Or perhaps fear a little, it did have a couple of horror moments mixed in. Simon Pegg and Nick Frost will return with a new film in the genre. This time they trade out zombies for some sort of subterranean monster.
The duo founded a new production company called Stolen Pictures. The new horror-comedy in question, Slaughterhouse Rulez, will debut as its first film. While Pegg announced the film some time ago, he recently shared the plot synopsis in an interveiw with Digital Trends:
“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.”
While the film will be in the same vein as Shaun of the Dead, it looks like it won’t expand upon the Cornetto Trilogy that the aforementioned zombie flick kicked off. Consisting of Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and The World’s End, the Cornetto Trilogy features the same ice cream treat in each film, hence the name. They also share the same dark comedic sensibilities and the same director, Edgard Wright. Wright won’t direct Slaughterhouse Rulez but Pegg did mention that they plan on working together in the future. He explained, “it’s just a question of finding a moment among all of that where, certainly for me and Edgar, we can sit down and write together.”
Slaughterhouse Rulez has yet to have a release date. Simon Pegg recently released the film Terminal and will appear in Mission Impossible: Fallout later this summer.