SHAUN CLOSE TO RELEASE
Variety reports that the ?zombie romantic comedy? SHAUN OF THE DEAD, directed and co-written by Edgar Wright and starring and co-written by Simon Pegg, will open in its native England April 9. Produced by WT2, the low-budget division of Working Title Films that was also behind MY LITTLE EYE, SHAUN will be released by the British arm of Universal, which is still contemplating the movie?s plans for the U.S. A studio spokesman told the trade that SHAUN was greenlighted on condition that it not be released in the U.S. before Universal?s DAWN OF THE DEAD remake (coming March 19); presumably SHAUN will open in the States this fall, either directly from Universal or through its specialty film unit Focus Features.
Courtesy of Fangoria