Simon Pegg has spoken out about the possibility of a sequel to this year’s E.T. road movie Paul.
“If we could think of a story that was absolutely justifiable, that was worth doing, I would do it again,” he confirmed during an interview with Collider.
“But so I could have that experience again and enjoy working with people, the camaraderie and the friendship.”
The actor, who wrote and produced Paul along with regular playmate Nick Frost, said that they even have a story idea for a possible follow-up.
“Nick and I have this idea that we had out on the way to Area 51 that was really funny,” he says. “It was like oh, this could be great. It would cost an absolute fucking fortune.
“If it involved more than one Paul, it would mean that we’d have to have twice that budget again. The idea was it was called Pauls. Again, it was like From Dusk Til Shaun, that title is so good we have to make that film.”
Pegg also went on to reveal that his role in the fourth Mission: Impossible film will definitely be larger than his appearance in the third.
“I had two days on Mission: Impossible III,” he says. “That was it. I did seven months on the fourth one so yeah, I go back.”
So does the fourth film involve Tom Cruise passing the franchise torch to newcomer Jeremy Renner? “It has been bandied around,” Pegg muses. “Looking at the film as it is, I don’t think so. It’s anyone’s guess really.”
Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol opens 26 December 2011.
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