Simon Pegg Has ‘A Fantastic Fear of Everything’ in Upcoming Horror Comedy
Not sure how this one flew underneath the radar, but apparently Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead) will be starring in a brand new horror-comedy called A Fantastic Fear of Everything from co-directors Crispian Mills and Chris Hopewell. Having made it’s UK premiere last month, to abundantly lackluster reviews by critics, the film promises an eclectic, Terry Gilliam-esque trip through the mind of a paranoid crime novelist named Jack (Pegg).
It’s hard to say at this point whether that promise will be kept or if the film end up being another flop for Pegg, but I’m excited to see it either way. Hopefully we won’t have to wait too long for that chance. A Fantastic Fear of Everything will be coming to Canada later this Summer as part of the Fantasia Film Festival. A US release has not announced to date.
Jack is a children’s author turned crime novelist whose detailed research into the lives of Victorian serial killers has turned him into a paranoid wreck, persecuted by the irrational fear of being murdered. When Jack is thrown a life-line by his long-suffering agent and a mysterious Hollywood executive takes a sudden and inexplicable interest in his script, what should be his big break rapidly turns into his big breakdown, as Jack is forced to confront his worst demons; among them his love life, his laundry and the origin of all fear.