With Star Trek 2 currently on hold, Simon Pegg has recently signed on to star in a new dark comedy written and co-directed by former Kula Shaker frontman Crispian Mills. Chris Hopewell also co-directs A Fantastic Fear of Everything, an interesting sounding comedy which should use Pegg’s unique comedy to full advantage, here are the plot details:
Simon Pegg plays Jack, a children’s author turned crime novelist whose detailed research into the lives of Victorian serial killers has turned him into a paranoid wreck, persecuted by the irrational fear of being murdered. When Jack is thrown a life-line by his long-suffering agent and a mysterious Hollywood executive takes a sudden and inexplicable interest in his script, what should be his ‘big break’ rapidly turns into his ‘big breakdown’, as Jack is forced to confront his worst demons; among them his love life, his laundry and the origin of all fear.
By Matt Wavish