This afternoon I had the pleasure of talking with Nick Frost, star of Spaced and Shaun of the Dead, about his new DVD Danger 50,000 Volts, which hits stores in the US on Tuesday (order it from CHUD.com here). It’s a funny and interesting program where Frost shows you how to get out of various life-threatening scenarios, including being attacked by an elephant, an exploding volcano and a sinking ship. The DVD set also includes an exclusive episode called Danger 50,000 Zombies, which features Nick’s Shaun co-star Simon Pegg.
Conversation soon turned to the next film that Nick is doing with Simon and Shaun’s director Edgar Wright, Hot Fuzz.
Frost: Simon and Edgar have just finished the second draft of Hot Fuzz, and it’s looking really good. I think it’s going to be an amazing film.
Q: Do you know what part you’re playing Hot Fuzz?
Frost: Because it’s Simon and Edgar I don’t want to say too much, but I think it’s going to be a Pegg/Frost doubleheader again with Edgar directing. I think I’m kind of playing a dim West Country policeman. So a lot different from Ed, a lot different from Mike from Spaced, which is nice. It’s nice to be able to do something and think differently about a character and be a different person.
I think it’s going to be really nice, and I think Edgar would like to start shooting before the year’s out. I don’t know if technically or logistically if that’s possible yet.
Let’s hope it is. The rest of the interview will run on Monday, and in the meantime, all Shaun fans must get their hands on a copy of Danger 50,000 Volts.