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‘Shaun of the Dead’ Sequel: Edgar Wright Says He Would “Find it Difficult to Cover the Same Territory Again”



'Shaun of the Dead' Sequel: Edgar Wright Says He Would "Find it Difficult to Cover the Same Territory Again"

It’s been 17 years since director Edgar Wright‘s 2004 British zombie comedy Shaun of the Dead was unleashed, and it’s no secret that horror fans are still craving for a sequel almost two decades on. In a new interview with our friends at SFX Magazine this week, Wright explained why he finds difficult to return to Shaun territory again.

Back in 2017, the film’s star Simon Pegg shared his idea for a Shaun of the Dead sequel that would focus on Vampires instead of Zombies.

Wright explained his issues:

I haven’t gone back to horror-comedy, because with Shaun Of The Dead I felt like I had said much of what I wanted to say with that movie. It’s difficult to return to that, even as a producer. Sometimes I get sent films – people want to make the next Shaun and want me to come aboard as a producer. But I find it difficult to cover the same territory again.

He continued:

The thing is that films take so long to make. I think that’s the thing that fans don’t quite understand sometimes. They’ll say, ‘Why don’t you knock out a Shaun sequel?’ It’s like, these films take three years to make, you’ve got to really, really love it to do it. So because films take longer to make, trying to challenge yourself with a different subject matter or something you haven’t done before, it’s always the real motivator.

What do you think of Wright’s comments regarding a Shaun of the Dead sequel? If at some point in time he changes his mind, would you be excited for a follow up? As usual, you can sound off with your thoughts on both questions down in our comments section below this article.

Stay tuned to Dark Universe for more possible Shaun of the Dead related news.



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