Simon Pegg signs on for A Fantastic Fear of Everything
Posted by: Zack Bruce
One of my current favorite actors, Simon Pegg is attached to do a low-budget film called A FANTASTIC FEAR OF EVERYTHING.
Chris Hopewill is directing a script from former Kula Shaker frontman, Crispian Mills. The story follows Pegg as, “a children’s author turned crime novelist, whose research into the lives of Victorian serial killers has turned him into a paranoid wreck and perpetually in fear of being murdered. When a Hollywood exec shows interest in his script, his big break rapidly turns into a big breakdown.” Hopewill’s directing background comes from music videos. The helmer has worked with bands like The Offspring, Radiohead, Franz Ferdinand, The Killers, among many others.
Pegg is great at playing paranoid so this should be a fantastically amusing film. Here’s hoping that they get around to THE WORLD’S END the last film in the Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy sometime soon. Maybe even the sequel to STAR TREK would be nice. I’m not holding my breath on that one.