Simon Pegg and Nick Frost to launch production label
Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, the dynamic duo behind the Cornetto trilogy, have announced they are founding a production label for film and television, Stolen Picture.
The first film from the company will be horror-comedy Slaughterhouse Rulez, set to be directed by Crispian Mills, with whom Pegg previously collaborated on A Fantastic Fear of Everything.
Slaughterhouse Rulez is set within the confines of an elite boarding school, where boys and girls are groomed for power and greatness. But the ancient society is about to be shaken to its foundations – literally. A controversial frack site on the prize school’s woodland causes seismic tremors, opening a mysterious sinkhole. Naturally, unspeakable horrors are unleashed from it on the world.
Pegg and Frost have spent most their careers in front of the camera. This time around, they’re remaining strictly behind-the-scenes for Slaughterhouse Rulez (though we are hoping for a cameo).
Sony Pictures has signed on to back the film, with Catalyst Global Media’s Charlotte Walls set to produce. Sony’s Josephine Rose will serve as executive producer, alongside Pegg and Frost.
The comedic team are long-time friends, Pegg having co-written a role for Frost in British sitcom Spaced, and rose to fame with the Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy: Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and The World’s End. Their most recent collaboration was on alien comedy Paul, the only film they have both starred in that wasn’t directed by Edgar Wright.
Wright’s next feature will be Baby Driver, a pop-culture take on the classic heist movie, the trailer for which debuted earlier in the year and took the internet by storm.