In today’s edition of “The Coolest Movie Geek Item Available For Free Online,” Focus Features has released to their official website a fully interactive screenplay for Edgar Wright‘s horror-comedy classic Shaun of the Dead to promote the forthcoming American release of Wright’s latest film The World’s End – the final chapter of the “Three Flavours Cornetto” trilogy that began with Shaun and continued with 2007’s hilarious action spoof Hot Fuzz.
The screenplay is illustrated with behind-the-scenes photos, storyboards, pages from Wright and Pegg’s legendary “flip chart” used to map out the story, and videos available at the click of a mouse. Most of the images can also be enlarged to examine in greater detail.
Shaun of the Dead definitely warrants closer examination; Wright and Pegg loaded their script with so many details – some of which are hard to catch on first viewing – pertaining to the horror movies that influenced Shaun and their careers that it helps to have a handy guide to navigate through the more intricate nuances in the story. Besides, this is just too cool.
You can both read the script online or download a 42 MB PDF file at the Focus Features website. The World’s End opens in U.S. theaters on August 23, 2013.