Shaun of the Dead is universally loved and a financial success, so you’d think the idea of a sequel would have at least been explored. According to star and co-writer, Simon Pegg, it has.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Pegg said he wrote a treatment for a sequel, but it never amounted to anything more than “pub talk.” It would have been a vampire-filled journey through the streets of Edinburgh titled From Dusk Till Shaun. I don’t know about you, but I’d love to see everyone’s favorite pub denizens face off against Scottish vamps in a high-stakes comedy.
“I jokingly wrote a treatment for From Dusk Till Shaun, which was a sequel to Shaun of the Dead,” Pegg said. “It was all about Shaun and Ed having to go up to Edinburgh, or something. I don’t know. It was ridiculous. And it was a joke. It wasn’t like a serious pitch. Edgar thought it would be funny to do the film again, but with vampires. But it was all just pub talk.”
Shaun’s director and co-writer, Edgar Wright, said he also considered doing an alternate reality version of Shaun of the Dead without zombies.
“There was a brief idea we had, that we entertained for all of like 72 hours, where I thought you could do an alternate reality sequel,” he said. “It basically starts with the same movie but then it becomes not about zombies. But these films, they take three years. So, it’s like, if you’re doing another movie, let’s do something completely different.”
Shaun without zombies would be the closest thing to having Spaced back in my life, so I’d be okay with that too.
Simon Pegg Admits He’s Written A ‘Ridiculous’ Vampire-Driven ‘Shaun Of The Dead’ Sequel Treatment [LADbible]