The uplifting story follows Hector (Simon Pegg) and his quest to find out whether happiness truly exists. It starts with Hector feeling trapped with his mundane daily routine and his neurotic girlfriend Clara (Rosamund Pike), so he decides to break away from his sheltered London life and go on a global quest to find out whether happiness truly exists.
Will he end up happy? We suspect so, but we’ll have to wait until August to find out.
The Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) has announced their Premier Film Fund films – a selection of new Australian features that make their world premiere at MIFF. Included in this diverse and fantastic line-up is the Simon Pegg vehicle Kill Me Three Times, which will makes its world premiere as the MIFF Centrepiece Gala.
Following the mammoth success of Red Dog (MIFF 2011), director Kriv Stenders’ new film pivots around a charismatic hit-man (Shaun of the Dead‘s Simon Pegg), who acts as the spark that ignites a chain of murder, blackmail and revenge in a small surfing town. Hired by a wealthy gentleman to ‘take care’ of his wife, the assassin gets down to business only to discover there’s more than one person after his target.
Relativity has closed a 7-figure deal for U.S. distribution rights to Hector And The Search For Happiness, the Peter Chelsom-directed comedy that stars Simon Pegg, Toni Collette, Rosamund Pike, Stllan Skarsgard, Jean Reno and Christopher Plummer. Relativity has dated the film for a September 26 platform opening, expanding wider on October 3. The script was written by Maria von Heland, Chelsom & Tinker Lindsay.
tonicThe film is based on the bestselling novel by François Lelord, and Pegg plays a disillusioned psychiatrist searching the globe to find the secret to happiness.
The Boxtrolls (2014)
A young orphaned boy raised by underground cave-dwelling trash collectors tries to save his friends from an evil exterminator. Based on the children’s novel ‘Here Be Monsters’ by Alan Snow.
In cinemas 26 September 2014.
These are a few behind-the-scenes photographs from ‘Shaun of the Dead’. Filmed in 2003, these photos appeared on the official ‘Shaun of the Dead’ website, ‘Shaun Squad’ in 2004, in blog posts made by the boys Simon, Nick, and Edgar. The good ol’ days! Enjoy!
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