In between his work on blockbusters like Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol and Star Trek 2, it’s nice to see that Simon Pegg is still finding time for interesting little indie projects like this one… a strange comedic thriller called A Fantastic Fear of Everything. This is the first film in a partnership between Pinewood Studios and Universal Pictures designed to support low budget British productions. It is written and directed by Crispian Mills, a musician turned director who is best known for fronting the psychedelic rock band Kula Shaker.
The movie seems to be at least partially based on Bruce Robinson’s short story, Paranoia in the Launderette, and stars Pegg as Jack, an author of children’s books who starts writing crime novels but becomes plagued by visions of serial killers, believing someone is trying to murder him. It attempts to get inside Jack’s head through the use of some interesting animated sequences provided by acclaimed music video director Chris Hopewell. Will this movie mark the arrival of yet another new filmmaking talent from across the pond? A Fantastic Fear of Everything hits theaters in the U.K. on June 8th, but a U.S. release is still TBA. Check out the first trailer after the jump and see what you think.