Although some might argue cult TV comedy Spaced is what launched Nick Frost and Simon Pegg into the popular consciousness, the manic comedy energy of Shaun Of The Dead had a far wider reach than Spaced ever did.
To date, in fact, Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz remain as Frost and Pegg's funniest films. It should come as no surprise then that the duo are reteaming for a new horror comedy - albeit as producers so far. Slaugherthouse Rulez reads like the kind of film Pegg and Frost would be a natural fit, too.
Per RadioTimes.com, "Slaughterhouse Rulez is set in an elite boarding school where boys and girls are groomed for power and greatness. The story’s hero, Don Wallace, is a wide-eyed new boy from a modest background forced to navigate a baffling new world of arcane rules and rituals, presided by sadistic sixth formers. But this ancient and ordered world is about to be shaken to its foundations – literally – when a controversial frack site on prize school woodland causes seismic tremors, a mysterious sinkhole and an unspeakable horror is unleashed. Soon a new pecking order will be established as pupils, teachers and the school matron become locked in a bloody battle for survival."
So, think something like Battle Royale set in an English boarding school with some creature from the deep trying to kill everyone - but funny. Yeah, we could see this working. As mentioned, Pegg and Frost are so far only serving as executive producers, but don't be surprised in the slightest if both of them turn up as teachers.
No word yet on a release date, but expect this one to be a bit grimy, gory fun whenever it does hit our screens.