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World Exclusive: New Hot Fuzz Trailer!!!
Cut by Wright... scored by Rodriguez???

08 February 2007  |  Written by   |  Source: Working Title

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With just six days to go until Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg’s action comedy Hot Fuzz finally opens in the UK (most explosive Valentine’s Day ever, we’re saying), you’d probably be thinking that your excitement levels couldn’t be raised any higher.

Well, you’re wrong. Dead wrong. Because Empire is delighted to present, exclusively for your edification and entertainment (at least until some sneaky bugger sticks it up on YouTube), the very last Hot Fuzz trailer, guaranteed to get your blood pumping like a sawn-off shotgun.

For this isn’t just any old trailer. Oh no. This little beauty – in our opinion, the funniest and fuzziest HF promo yet – has been personally edited by Mr. Edgar Wright, and features a musical score by one Mr. Robert Rodriguez. And it’s a rollercoaster ride that will blow you away!

We spoke to Edgar not more than ten minutes ago for his take on how the trailer came about:

“All the other trailers have been for mainstream audiences,” he said, “and we wanted to make a really geeky one. And when Robert’s score came in, I loved it, it sounded like something from [kickass ‘80s Powers Boothe movie] Extreme Prejudice, and I thought, ‘this is like trailer music’. He thought the same thing!”

A bit of background, in case you weren’t aware: David Arnold composed the music for Hot Fuzz, for all save two scenes, which Wright requested Rodriguez score. “This shows you how prodigious Robert is,” laughs Wright. “I asked him to do it, and I got the music back within 72 hours. The funny thing is, for those sequences the temp music I had been using was a cue from Terminator 2 called ‘Trust Me’, a big bombastic Brad Fiedel piece of music, and Robert said, ‘I’ve been using the same piece on Grindhouse!’”

We don’t want to say too much about the trailer before you watch it, so the following paragraph will be in spoiler text. Come back after you’ve seen the trailer to highlight this paragraph:

Wright hit upon the idea of captioning everything in the trailer, from the stars to the weapons to the swan and doughnuts, after hearing Rodriguez’ music. “Because it just keeps amping up, it’s perfect for that,” he laughed. “And because it has such a large cast, we thought it would be funny to flick through the cast really quickly. It’s really built for the internet crowd, and people who like to go through trailers frame by frame.”

The trailer also represents the last piece of scripting for Wright and Pegg, when they had to come up with names for the many guns featured in the trailer. “Nick helped out as well,” reveals Wright. “We had a lot of fun. My favourite’s Judge Bullets… I’m surprised that there hasn’t been a character called Judge Bullets in 2000AD yet. And I love that we have doughnuts in there, too. We’re the only trailer in cop movie history to include doughnuts – and proper doughnuts too, not Krispy Kremes.”

Click below to see the trailer in glorious Quicktime. And don’t forget that tickets are still available for the Wright-curated Hot Fuzztival at London’s ICA. Tomorrow night should be a belter with the double bill of Point Break and Bad Boys II, influenced directly by the cinematic tastes of Nick Frost’s Hot Fuzz character, Constable Danny Butterman.

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Go to the ICA’s website, for more information, but we can confirm that the screening will be introduced by Wright, so why not pop along? As an added bonus/deterrent, there’ll be some members of the Empire staff there, too, so you can harangue us about whatever.

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I saw Hot Fuzz on monday as a preview and It very very very funny!!! The trailer reflects that!! genius!!! More

Posted by Lawen at 19:19 on 10 February 2007 | Report This Post

When I click Active X it implies I need an updated version. I can't help but ignore this, for which I get the sound and no screen! Grr! Anyone got any ideas? More

Posted by Noir at 12:51 on 10 February 2007 | Report This Post

Such a funny trailer!! More

Posted by watershrew17 at 10:44 on 10 February 2007 | Report This Post

you're not gonna like this...
... everything was funny except when pegg or frost spoke... have read one online review which says first half - ace, second half - pants More

Posted by dr_jimbob at 10:18 on 10 February 2007 | Report This Post

great music
Never mind the visuals, great music. I just hope that the film lives up to the hype. sick of reading how great films are only to be dissapointed. More

Posted by markdavies at 19:59 on 09 February 2007 | Report This Post

Brilliant.  I was not expecting that at all.  More

Posted by emily1212 at 17:09 on 09 February 2007 | Report This Post

Haha, great parody of trailer captioning. More

Posted by doctorolorinbats1975 at 16:13 on 09 February 2007 | Report This Post

That's what I'm talkin' about.
Schoedstack's King Kong ('33). Welles' Citizen Kane ('41). Curtiz' Casablanca ('42). Lean's Laurence of Arabia ('63). Hamilton's Goldfinger ('64). Leone's The Good, The Bad & The Ugly ('66). Di Leo's Milan Calibre 9 ('72). Kuroda's Baby Cart 6: Daigoro Goes To Hades ('74). Argento's Profondo Rosso ('75). Raimi's Evil Dead ('81). Kurosawa's Ran ('85). Scorsese's Goodfellas ('90). Tarantino's Pulp Fiction ('94). The Wachowski's The Matrix ('99). Now, in 2007- here come the Fuzz. More

Posted by shanyi at 12:55 on 09 February 2007 | Report This Post

Cool, nice little trailer.  I particulary liked the 'Swan'.    Is this thread a newbie magnet or what?  More

Posted by Wedge at 11:59 on 09 February 2007 | Report This Post

Hot Fuzz is gonna cure cancer, seriously! More

Posted by Hughezy at 11:11 on 09 February 2007 | Report This Post

I couldn't be more excited...
Another great trailer but it hasn't really increased my already huge anticipation for the film. More

Posted by BobaJango at 11:04 on 09 February 2007 | Report This Post

RE: other trailer is better
I'm not watching this as i don't want to spoil the gags when i watch it next week. More

Posted by Peter Griffin at 10:43 on 09 February 2007 | Report This Post

RE: other trailer is better
Did we? We all laughed so hard when we saw the trailer that we burst half the blood vessels in our face (the other half, of course, having already been burst while watching Borat). Thought it was a very original gag, and a very funny one too. Honestly, people! Lighten up! More

Posted by Chris Hewitt at 10:41 on 09 February 2007 | Report This Post

other trailer is better
its very disapointing you over hyped that a bit More

Posted by Scottycent1234 at 10:31 on 09 February 2007 | Report This Post

i'm with ethanial on this. good idea but poorly executed. More

Posted by domconlon at 10:13 on 09 February 2007 | Report This Post

Uncreditd Oscar Winners
Bet one of them is Gweneth Paltrow (Pegg is god father to Apple) More

Posted by philshepp at 09:35 on 09 February 2007 | Report This Post

Uncredited Oscar winner cameos
At a Q & A the other day Edgar Wright revealed that there are 2 uncredited Oscar Winners cameoing in Hot Fuzz - you'll have to watch very carefully when it's released & see if you can spot them!? More

Posted by Driveshaft Fan at 08:16 on 09 February 2007 | Report This Post

pretty good :-)
I think I also prefer the longer trailer, but I liked the notion of assigning names to the guns, as well as the rapid-fire skim through the cast. I can't f**king wait for this film!!! More

Posted by smorguss at 22:46 on 08 February 2007 | Report This Post

For God's sake Ethanial, the trailer is just an extended gag, and quite a funny one at that. IT was hardly intended for extensive analysis More

Posted by giospurs at 22:45 on 08 February 2007 | Report This Post

hmmm well itwas alrite but it didnt really seem that dramatic as the music made it seem to be....was fairly funny.... but i expected more. and now i ahve no nails left. wasnt worth it i say. still the film should be a laugh. and who lives in the city it was filmed? oh yes :) gotta love that pegg, hes such a nice guy. saw him when he was filming. bet i was one of the first people to see the twins. i werent even allowed to take a pic cos it was crucial to the plot. yeh my lips are sealed. still il More

Posted by richCie at 22:15 on 08 February 2007 | Report This Post

nail biting....
tha title refers to the fact that i am waiting for the bugger to laod. hurry up.... next comment i promise will be about my reaction but ....load!!!! More

Posted by richCie at 22:11 on 08 February 2007 | Report This Post

haha too kewl More

Posted by PyscoUno at 20:56 on 08 February 2007 | Report This Post

Gotta admit that was average, slowly paced for the most part, though some of the gun names were good. Prefer the longer trailer. More

Posted by Ethanial at 20:39 on 08 February 2007 | Report This Post

Funniest thing I've seen all week! More

Posted by XenonXylophone at 20:30 on 08 February 2007 | Report This Post


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