Outstanding news! The Shaun of the Dead guys just started filming their follow-up Hot Fuzz, but they’ve already got their domestic distribution sorted. And who better than the folks who handled Shaun?
Yep, Rogue Pictures (the genre arm of Focus Features, itself a subsection of Universal) will bring the Brit flick to the
Swiped directly from the press release:
Continuing the company’s expansion of its feature slate, Rogue Pictures will domestically distribute Working Title Films’ contemporary action comedy Hot Fuzz, which began production last month. Rogue Pictures president of production Andrew Rona made the announcement today.
A Working Title production in association with Big Talk Productions, Hot Fuzz marks the eagerly anticipated second feature from the co-creators of 2004’s award-winning sleeper hit Shaun of the Dead, the romantic zombie comedy (“rom zom com”) which was also made by Working Title and Big Talk and released by Rogue domestically. As on the earlier movie, Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright have written the original screenplay, with Mr. Wright directing and Mr. Pegg and Nick Frost starring. Also as on the earlier movie, Natascha Wharton is executive-producing. Hot Fuzz is produced by
Mr. Pegg and Mr. Frost are joined in Hot Fuzz by a stellar U.K. cast, including Jim Broadbent (Academy Award winner for Iris), Paddy Considine (In America), Steve Coogan (Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story), Timothy Dalton (The Living Daylights), Paul Freeman (Raiders of the Lost Ark), Anne Reid (The Mother), Billie Whitelaw (Twisted Nerve), Stuart Wilson (The Mask of Zorro), and Edward Woodward (The Equalizer); and Shaun of the Dead alumni Martin Freeman and Bill Nighy.
Mr. Pegg stars in the film as