Simon Pegg Teases Possible Story Ideas for “HOT FUZZ 2”
Two years ago, Nick Frost and Edgar Wright messed with us and got us thinking they would be making a second “Hot Fuzz” film. Unfortunately, it was more the fans jumping the gun.
Now, there is a new interview, and we’re again hopeful that something more will come out of this. Simon Pegg spoke to MovieWeb recently and talked about “HOT FUZZ.”
It’s not a lot to go on but it certainly gives us a window of hope that when this shut down is over he may start working on “HOT FUZZ 2.”
“I think it’s the one film out of those three movies that lends itself to a sequel, in that, those kind of buddy-cop action movies often were sequelized. We already joked about having a Crocodile Dundee reversal of it being Danny in the city… The hypothetical sequel would be Danny and Angel in the big city together. We also had an idea for a spin-off with the Andys, with Paddy [Considine] and Rafe [Spall].”
“But I don’t know. Edgar and I, when we’ve done something, we want to move onto the next thing. All of those films, they have an arc and then they finish… We made Shaun of the Dead, and the sequel to that film is Hot Fuzz, and the sequel to Hot Fuzz is The World’s End. They’re a thematic trilogy rather than direct sequels. I’d love to play Nicholas Angel again, that was fun. I’m probably too old now [laughs].”
“Hot Fuzz is an origin story, ultimately. They don’t become Hot Fuzz until the last 20 minutes of the film. So, really, the film is setting up for further adventures. We just never filmed them [laughs].”
“HOT FUZZ” is one of the best buddy cop movies out there. Following up “Shaun of the Dead,” two years later Simon Pegg and Nick Frost teamed up yet again for another comedy. This time it centered around Nicholas Angel played by Pegg, a top London cop who was so good he made other cops look bad. This lead to a promotion to a quiet little place called Sanford. That’s when he is paired up with Nick Frost’s character PC Danny Butterman who is obsessed with acting out cop shows. It’s one of the best movies out there for date night (believe me) and it will stand the test of time.
Since Simon and Nick are friends in real life, it would seem that they would be more apt to make something after this pandemic. They’ve already collaborated on a now viral video on YouTube about it. And hopefully since they are in open and frequent communication they will start working on the script for two. It’s now been 13 years since the first film came out in 2007. So they could play with the characters history a lot. Maybe something happened? Maybe nothing did and they are bitter that they only ever got the one adventure? Whatever they come up with we’re ready for it. And waiting.
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