Edgar Wright's 'World's End' Targets 2013 Release Date

Edgar Wright's 'World's End' Targets 2013 Release Date
Just last month, Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg finished writing the third installment in their "Blood and Ice Cream" trilogy, which includes hits "Shaun of the Dead" and "Hot Fuzz." Fans weren't sure when they'd see "The World's End" complete the genre tale connected by Cornetto ice cream flavors with Wright's "Scott Pilgrim" sidestepping things and Pegg's occupation with the "Star Trek" films.

Deadline delivered news last night, however, that the film is set for a spring 2013 release date. The duo makes their return with frequent collaborator Nick Frost, "20 years after attempting an epic pub crawl," with a September shoot date.

“ … One of them becomes hell bent on trying the drinking marathon again. They are convinced to stage an encore by mate Gary King, a 40-year old man trapped at the cigarette end of his teens, who drags his reluctant pals to their home town and once again attempts to reach the fabled pub,
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Producer Brings Nazis and Zombies to Cannes

Two more comic book adaptations are being shopped at the big dance featuring everyone's favorite bad guys - Nazis - and of course nefarious zombies. Read on for the latest projects on their way from page to screen.

Screen Daily reports that producer Pierre Spangler (Underground, Superman) is taking two interesting horror projects to Cannes in order to complete financing.

The first is I Am Legion, which will be written by Richard Stanley and directed by Nacho Cerda (The Abandoned). The film is “a supernatural thriller set against the background of World War II. The film, budgeted in the $12m range, is targeting Romania for its shoot.”

The second project is The Zombies that Ate the World, which “is a futuristic saga set in a world where zombies walk among us and are relegated to the status of cheap labor. The film is being structured as a Canadian co-production to shoot in Canada.
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Producer Unleashes Zombies, Pairs Richard Stanley, Nacho Cerda for I Am Legion

Superman series co-producer Pierre Spengler is lining up a slate of new projects in anticipation of the Cannes.  Screen Daily says he's bringing two genre projects to the festival's film market.  

The first being I Am Legion, a directing vehicle for Nacho Cerda (Aftermath, Abandoned) based on the comic book by Fabien Nury and John Cassaday.

French publisher Humanoids released the comic which was picked up in the U.S. by Devil's Due.  The synopsis goes like this: While the outcome of the war is in doubt, the Nazis frantically search for Ana, a girl with the ability to possess other bodies.

Richard Stanley is attached to write the script.

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