Trailer for Simon Pegg’s ‘A Fantastic Fear of Everything’ Lands

Written by on April 6, 2012 

Outside of his perfect collaborations with Edgar Wright, the film career of Simon Pegg hasn’t been quite up to par with what I’d hope — Star Trek and Ghotocol being obvious exceptions — so I’m glad to be truly taken with the trailer for his next solo outing, A Fantastic Fear of Everything. Posted by Pegg on Twitter, this preview not only lays the groundwork for an interesting story and hints at some creative visuals — on the part of debut helmers Chris Hopewell and Crispian Mills — but, on top of that, also shows the actor mix up his typical stylings with something a little more dramatic. Fingers crossed this turns out as fantastic as I think.

Watch the preview below:

Synopsis: Jack is 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.

What are your impressions from this first preview?

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