Sunday, November 22, 2009
Auteur Watch - Edgar Wright
Oh, good thing I picked him, because he's got a short résumé, and I gotta get back to my homework. Surely the 2000s are his favourite decade? What with Shaun of the Dead getting into the IMDb Top 250 and all. Hot Fuzz, not so much. Well, maybe it was bigger across the pond, who knows. But he's worming his way into bigger camps: first, the Tarantino camp with a fake trailer for Grindhouse, and the Spielberg camp, being a scribe on one of those damn Tintin movies we keep hearing so much, yet seeing so little, about! He's got four films in the fire... I smell career burnout! But he's getting the band back together to complete the Frost / Pegg / Wright trilogy: something called The World's End. See, because between 2012, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, The Road, The Day After Tomorrow, and An Inconvenient Truth, there just aren't that many movies about the end of the world! Who will fill the gap?