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‘Shaun Of The Dead’ returning to cinemas for 20th anniversary

Ready for another slice of fried gold?

By Nick Reilly

Shaun Of The Dead

Shaun Of The Dead will return to cinemas later this year to mark the 20th anniversary of the iconic British comedy.

The iconic comedy – which starred Simon Pegg and Nick Frost as two no-hopers navigating a zombie apocalypse in Britain – arrived in cinemas 20 years ago today (April 9).

Now, it’s been confirmed that Universal will treat audiences to another slice of fried gold when the film returns to cinemas at an unconfirmed date later this week.

The news was confirmed by Pegg and Frost, who announced the return on Instagram – as well as sharing a selection of BTS scenes from the film.

“20 years ago to this very day, our movie came out in UK cinemas and changed my life forever. Eternal thanks go to everyone who helped make it and everyone who saw it and made it a hit. But, wait there’s MORE!,” added Edgar Wright.

“Do YOU want to see Shaun kick some zombie ass again?! Then behold, #ShaunoftheDead will return to the big screen later this year, remastered in Dolby Vision and Atmos where available, to celebrate its 20th anniversary! More info on release dates to come! We’ll see you at the Winchester for a nice cold pint x”.

He added: “Happy 20th Shaun. Love you xx.”

Speaking to GQ, Wright also explained how teaming up with Pegg and Frost for a new movie would be his “dream”.

“I think part of the problem sometimes is that you don’t want to jinx yourself. Early on, we learned our lesson by… I feel increasingly superstitious, in terms of talking about future projects, because you don’t want to say anything that you then can’t come back from. So we’re always nervous about saying anything. But just another film would be the dream,” he said.