Simon Pegg Rejoices The Anniversary, Shaun Of The Dead With Iconic Outfit 

Simon Pegg Rejoices The Anniversary, Shaun Of The Dead With Iconic Outfit 

Updated on April 11, 2023 18:47 PM by Andrew Koschiev

Simon Pegg has recently celebrated the 19th anniversary of the classic film "Shaun of the Dead" by sharing a photo of his iconic costume from the movie on Instagram. Directed by Edgar Wright and starring Pegg as the titular character Shaun, the film follows Shaun and his best friend Ed (played by Nick Frost) as they navigate a zombie apocalypse in their quest for survival. Released in 2004, "Shaun of the Dead" was a surprise success at the box office and has since gained a dedicated fan following, being part of the renowned Cornetto Trilogy. In the Instagram post, Pegg shared a photo of his framed costume from the movie.

The Winchester Pub As The Iconic Location

It appears that Pegg hangs the piece in his home or office based on the reflection from the glass. Still, he humorously named the location "The Winchester Pub," referencing the iconic location where the climactic zombie battle occurs in the film. Along with the photo, Pegg included a funny caption: ' In the matter of zombie catastrophe, glass breaks. Happy 19th B'day to Shaun of the Dead." It stands out among the plethora of zombie movies released over the years. What sets it apart is its unique blend of dark British humor, clever visual gags, and swift camera movement, all resulting from Wright's distinct directorial style.

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Shaun Of The Dead Stays As A Zombie Classic Movie

A fresh and comedic take on the zombie apocalypse is presented in the script, co-written by Wright and Pegg. Pegg and Frost's chemistry and comedic talents are fully displayed in the film, making their slacker characters endearing and worth rooting for despite their shortcomings. The film also delves into Shaun's journey of trying to get his life back on track and reconcile with his ex-girlfriend Liz (played by Kate Ashfield), adding a human element to the story. One of the reasons "Shaun of the Dead" has remained a favorite in the zombie genre is also due to the continued collaborations between Pegg, Frost, and Wright in subsequent years.

The World's End And Hot Fuzz

"Hot Fuzz" and "The World's End," the other two films in the Cornetto Trilogy, further showcase their darkly comedic sensibilities and have only served to solidify their status as a dynamic trio in the world of cinema. Fans have eagerly anticipated the possibility of a fourth film featuring Pegg, Frost, and Wright, although Pegg has confirmed that "Shaun of the Dead 2" is not in the cards. Nevertheless, even after 19 years, "Shaun of the Dead" remains as entertaining and hilarious as ever, a testament to its enduring popularity.

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