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.
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And here's the video for "Director at Work," in which Pegg and Frost share what it's like working with director Edgar Wright:
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What do you think? How are you preparing yourself for The World's End? Let us know in the comments.