Preview – Shaun of the Dead

Shaun of the Dead

Edgar Wright’s cult classic and the first instalment of the iconic Three-cornetto trilogy, 2004’s zombie-parody Shaun of the Dead is aired on ITV2 on Saturday evening.

Simon Pegg and Nick Frost share the spotlight as house-mates and serial couch-potatoes, Shaun and Ed respectively as they find themselves thrust into living nightmare as the dead take to the streets of their quiet home-town. Bill Nighy and Penelope Wilton also feature.

Shaun is a geeky loser, living an easy but slothful existence, whose only excitement comes from the movies and video-games he binges with his best-friend, Ed. But when his dreary day-to-day life is shattered by hordes of ravenous zombies, Shaun must rise to the occasion and become the action-hero his friends and family need to get them to safest place he knows and see them through the apocalypse – the pub.

Shaun of the Dead – Saturday 9:00pm on ITV2.