August 6, 2013

Cornetto Cult Assemble! Check out an Interactive 'Shaun of the Dead' Screenplay & Featurettes

With the release of Edgar Wright's sci-fi comedy The World's End, starring the dynamic duo Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, inching ever closer, Focus Features has decided to release a free interactive screenplay of Shaun of the Dead, which you can view online or download in a pdf. Full of behind-the-scenes photos, sketches, cast interviews, and storyboards, the screenplay is more than a marketing maneuver for the film -- it's a way to rally the Three Flavours Cornetto Cult as the wait for The World's End nears its end.

The Verge brings up a great point in their article about the SOTD screenplay:

It's fairly unusual for a producer / distributor to release a screenplay for free, especially one so rich with additional content — such things are usually saved for DVD or Blu-ray extras.

The interactive screenplay is a great way for fans to get hyped about the U.S. release of The World's End on August 23rd. It contains all sorts of behind-the-scenes goodies, like photos, sketches, photos, film stills, interviews, and videos from the film. It's available online or in a downloadable pdf on the Focus Features website.

Focus, in conjunction with TWE, has also released a number of featurettes for fans as well, including one describing where the name "Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy" came from, as well as one highlighting director Edgar Wright.

The Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy is made up of Shaun of the DeadHot Fuzz, and now The World's End. Check out this video that gives more history below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7li-rTrAvqM

And here's the video for "Director at Work," in which Pegg and Frost share what it's like working with director Edgar Wright:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThGTd3QZmIw

What do you think? How are you preparing yourself for The World's End? Let us know in the comments.

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whats awesome is that Worlds End is already out in Australia. In fact it's already screening at a discounted price. Finally! The Aussie get something before the Americans! haha.

August 7, 2013

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Saw it last week here in Ireland. Loved it, although I think its the weakest of the 3, Hot Fuzz being my favourite. But I still loved it!

August 7, 2013

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Matthew Rogan

I've searched high and low for the SOTD script... Finally.

Friends and critics I know saw the film in mtl at Fantasia. Apparently it lives up to the expectations. Can't wait.

August 7, 2013

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Brock

Saw it last night in London. SotD is still my fave but I thought this was funnier. It's the most original of the three and has the best script. Very funny and not like any other film out there.

August 8, 2013

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ADC

agree with ADC that it is not my favourite, but definitely has a script with the most clout out of the three. i do not think it will disappoint fans of the first two.

August 14, 2013

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nick