Fans of Simon Pegg and all he does: rejoice! The actor has another film on the cusp of debut and there’s a sweet, sweet, animated poster here for your viewing pleasure. Kill Me Three Times looks hilariously deadly.
The Disney Channel’s long-running ‘Phineas and Ferb’ has managed some impressive guest stars and tribute episodes in recent years, but its latest get is a slice of fried gold. Ten years after its release, ‘Shaun of the Dead’ stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost have announced that iconic zombie-killers Ed and Shaun will return in animated form for a forthcoming Halloween special of ‘Phineas and Ferb.’
— Simon Pegg (@simonpegg) August 18, 2014
“I think we all mistake certain things for happiness,” explains the actor. “I think we mistake comfort for happiness and we mistake pleasure for happiness, and entertainment for happiness, when really these are just things we use as proxies for our happiness.
“We use them to cheer us up or try and achieve brief happiness, when really happiness is something much more profound and long lasting and exists within us.” — Simon Pegg
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.