We’ve said it dozens of times: Shaun of the Dead was the film that Zombieland strived to be. Interestingly enough, the latter was originally conceived as a television program, and now it seems that Shaun will be heading in that direction soon!
UPDATE: Despite The Guardian’s report below, Simon Pegg has refuted the story via his Twitter account as follows: Contrary to reports there are no plans for a Shaun Of The Dead TV show. Thought you’d like to know. He followed that post up a day later with: Once again, there are no plans for a Shaun of the Dead TV show or a Shaun of the Dead 2.
Whew! That’s a relief.
According to the UK’s The Guardian NBC Universal International and Working Title announced they are moving into TV production with the new joint venture Working Title Television. One of the aims is to make TV adaptations of Working Title’s library of more than 90 theatrical releases, which includes the smash horror comedy Shaun of the Dead. These TV adaptations would initially be aimed at American audiences but with the potential to be exported, or remade, in a range of countries.
Good news for Shaun fans for sure, but we’re holding out on our opinions until we see how much involvement Simon Pegg and company will have in the show. They’re truly the brains behind the film’s success. Personally, I’d rather have the gang back for a proper sequel, but we shall see.
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