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Simon Pegg And Nick Frost Are Working On New Horror Movie

Claire Reid

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Simon Pegg And Nick Frost Are Working On New Horror Movie

Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are working on a new serial killer movie.

The pair will produce the new flick, titled Svalta, with Miles Ketley, Deadline reports.

Frost is reportedly writing the screenplay alongside James Serafinowicz and Nat Saunders.

According to the news outlet, Svalta tells the story of a family holidaying on a remote Swedish Island, where there just so happens to be a serial killer on the loose.

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Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are working on a new film. Credit: PA
Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are working on a new film. Credit: PA

The movie has been picked up by Orion Pictures and, as yet, doesn't have a release date.

President of Orion Pictures John Hegeman told Deadline: "We are unbelievably excited to be partnering with Simon, Nick and Miles on Svalta.

"The story is scary, awesome and crazy, and their unique voice is perfect for this movie. We can't wait to bring this to the big screen with them."

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Ketley added: "Orion is the perfect home for the horrifying vision that Nick has conjured up from his maverick brain.

"We always said that everything we do has to come from left-field and find something unexpected at its centre and with this partnership with John and Dan [Kagan from Orion Pictures] and their amazing team, Svalta is the perfect project to do that."

The pair have been working together for 20 years. Credit: PA
The pair have been working together for 20 years. Credit: PA

Pegg and Frost have been working together for 20 years this year, starting their on-screen partnership with Spaced. They went on to work on the Cornetto Trilogy - Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and The World's End.

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Explaining how the movie come to get the nickname the Cornetto Trilogy, director Edgar Wright said: "At the [Shaun of the Dead] after party they gave out free Strawberry Cornettos (as featured in the movie) so me and Simon contrived to mention Cornettos in the next one as a way of getting more free ice cream next time around... (we didn't)."

The horror genre is one Pegg and Frost are pretty familiar with, of course, previously working together on Shaun of the Dead and Slaughterhouse Rulez.

Speaking previously about the success of Shaun of the Dead, Pegg said: "Shaun of the Dead was a very parochial story set in North London and somehow it managed to get this global reach because everyone understands the language of zombie movies."

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Topics: TV and Film

Claire Reid
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