Tweeting an image of the title page, co-written by himself and Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz), that announces the completion of the second draft, dated 5th February this year, he added:
“I know we took our sweet time but as soon as I get back from outer space, we can finish this thing once and for all.”
Where it gets interesting, though, is the fact that if you flip the image vertically, you can make out almost all of what’s going on, and it sounds awesome, literally from page one.
This is entirely unofficial, not to mention subject to change in subsequent drafts, but judging from what I can see, we can potentially look forward to a protagonist by the name of Gary King, whose friends – Andy, Steven, Peter, and Oliver – call him The King. My guess that he’s the protagonist rests on the fact that if this is the first page, and he’s narrating, it’s probably going to be him.
Without further ado, my decoding of what’s visible from the page. Where I can’t make something out or it cuts off, I’ve left a […]. Following it is the image Pegg tweeted and then its flipped version. Feel free to drop your thoughts in the comments below.
(And if Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright read there are spoilers surfacing already for a script in its second draft and don’t love the idea, I’m sincerely sorry. Once I started trying to read it, I just couldn’t stop.)
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