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Simon Pegg almost entertained the idea of a sequel to Shaun of the Dead… the title alone is genius!

October 26th, 2017 by Marc Comments

If we sat down to list our all time favourite movies it wouldn’t take too long to get to either Shaun of the Dead or From Dusk ‘Till Dawn.

So just imagine how excited we are at the idea that that should have been a world where they met.

Welcome to the world of From Dusk Till Shaun.

Yes, you read that right.

Glorious, right?

Star Simon Pegg has said that, there was a time where they did toy with the idea of a sequel, although it never really looked like happening from his point of view: “I jokingly wrote a treatment for From Dusk Till Shaun, which was a sequel to Shaun of the Dead. It was all about Shaun and Ed having to go up to Edinburgh, or something. I don’t know. It was ridiculous. And it was a joke. It wasn’t like a serious pitch. Edgar thought it would be funny to do the film again, but with vampires. But it was all just pub talk.”

The main reason it didn’t happen however was because Pegg and director Edgar Wright didn’t want to repeat themselves: “There was a brief idea we had, that we entertained for all of like 72 hours, where I thought you could do an alternate reality sequel. It basically starts with the same movie but then it becomes not about zombies. But these films, they take three years. So, it’s like, if you’re doing another movie, let’s do something completely different.”

While we would have loved to see a sequel to Shaun of the Dead, we’re just loving the title… From Dusk Till Shaun. Just let that roll around in there for a while….

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….