Simon Pegg talked with Entertainment Weekly about his hectic schedule in coming months. After “Star Trek” he’ll be voicing “a slightly unhinged, swashbuckling weasel” in the CG-animated comedy “Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs”.
“He is the only mammal in this prehistoric world. He had an altercation with this dinosaur he calls Rudy, in which [Buck] lost an eye, but took a tooth. So they have this Ahab/Moby Dick thing going on. He has perfectly lost his mind, because he’s been down there for so long. It’s always fun to play a loony” said Pegg about his role.
The “Shaun of the Dead” star has just completed shooting his role as Inspector Thompson in Steven Spielberg’s 3D motion-capture take on “Tintin” and kicks off shooting the road movie “Paul” with director Greg Mottola (“Superbad”) in June. CHUD recently reported that Bill Hader (“Superbad,” “Adventureland”) is likely to take a role in the film and has apparently done motion capture tests as the film’s titular CG alien himself.
Finally Pegg says he aims to re-team with his ‘Shaun’, “Spaced” and “Hot Fuzz” long-time directing cohort Edgar Wright for the next film in their ‘Cornetto trilogy’ entitled “The World’s End”. “If Shaun of the Dead was about leaving your 30s and taking responsibility,” says Pegg, “and Hot Fuzz was about being a man, then the next one will be about being an old man….being f—ing 40, which I am approaching. Edgar isn’t, the little bastard” says Pegg.