When the film was released we made ‘Foree Electric’ badges for all the directors and writers who gave us press quotes – George A. Romero, Sam Raimi, Guillermo Del Toro, Peter Jackson, Stephen King, Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino. So there was a great batch of name tags made that read simply George, Sam, Guillermo, Peter, Stephen, Robert & Quentin. They were all ranked as assistant manager. George wore his for the entire ‘Land Of The Dead’ shoot.
So on this very day [May 11], ten years ago, we began principal photography on ‘Shaun Of The Dead’ in London. To celebrate this we’ve decided to take you through every single day of production over the next month or two. Team Big Talk have gone through personal photos, stills, rushes and continuity photos to give you an unique day by day account of our shoot.
Shaun of the Dead is one of my favorite movies ever. I may have mentioned it. But I just saw this trailer on a DVD from 2004 and realized 1) I’ve never seen any trailer for it before and 2) I probably would not have watched it, based on the trailer alone, at that time in my life. :( So why did I watch it the first time? I don’t remember. Probably some dude was all “You’ve GOT to watch this it’s awesome” and I was all “fine whatever as long as I can smoke in your room.” I base this conjecture, generally, on knowing my former selves, and, specifically, on the first time I “watched” The Big Lebowski, when I spent nearly the entire running time making out with some guy in an unheated house in the middle of January, and then rented the DVD some months later because of that very hazy recollection, only to be ambushed by one of the greatest comedies of all time.
Remember that SotD LEGO set I posted a while back? It’s been submitted to LEGO’s suggestion site, and if it gets 10k votes, they will consider producing it for sale. You have to register (ugh), but just imagine if they made it?! You could do your own zombie sound effects while shoving David out the window to be torn to shreds. I know you’ve always wanted to do that.