Simon Pegg Shows Lack of Business Skills, Ditches Bastards

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With everyone jumping on board Quentin Tarantino’s sure to be dialogue-heavy and gruesome WWII killfest “Inglorious Bastards”, it’s a shock that someone is actually jumping OFF the project. Willingly, too. That’s exactly what Simon Pegg is doing, but not because he doesn’t want to do the flick; apparently “insurmountable scheduling difficulties” is to blame for the “Shaun of the Dead” star abandoning the Nazi-killin’ fun. Instead, the British actor, soon to be (not) seen in “How to Lose Friends and Alienate People” will be taking the lead in a movie named “Paul”.

Here’s what Pegg said (via):

Much to our mutual disappointment, I won’t be appearing in QT’s forthcoming ‘Inglorious Bastards’ due to insurmountable scheduling difficulties…We really tried to make it work but in the end, it just was not possible without severe ramifications elsewhere.

Yup, “Paul” is definitely more viable than being in a prestige and highly anticipated ensemble picture like “Inglorious Bastards”. (Methinks someone needs to fire their agent…)

Meanwhile, AICN reports that David Krumholtz (the guy from Numbers) is also out of the movie, and that some guy name Samm Levine is in.

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  • joerg

    So he´s not i “Bastards”, ´cause his schedule is too tight. What´s the deal? QT is overrated, so are his recent flics, “Deatproof” sucked big time. So is it really “lack of business skills” or is he intelligent enough to avoid the hype and do something he´s more interested in?

  • joerg

    So he´s not i “Bastards”, ´cause his schedule is too tight. What´s the deal? QT is overrated, so are his recent flics, “Deatproof” sucked big time. So is it really “lack of business skills” or is he intelligent enough to avoid the hype and do something he´s more interested in?

  • joerg

    So he´s not i “Bastards”, ´cause his schedule is too tight. What´s the deal? QT is overrated, so are his recent flics, “Deatproof” sucked big time. So is it really “lack of business skills” or is he intelligent enough to avoid the hype and do something he´s more interested in?

  • Draven_RedXIII

    I agree about Tarantino being higly overrated especially after backing Hostel that piece of shit movie sucked ass. I will be the 1st one to admit that I bought into the hype of Hostel all it was is if you combined all the shitty parts of Eurotrip and SAW mixed it into a blender and decided to make it for the cinemax after hours crowd you have Hostel. Anyhoo don’t get me wrong I have some of his earlier flicks and I thought Deathproof was all right I got the dvd after it went down in price but I mean just cause he can get so many big names to star in a picture doesn’t mean anything, and just because Simon Pegg drops out of the movie doesn’t exactly mean it’s a career killer for him and Samm Levine I think he was the jewish kid from freaks and geeks if I’m not mistaken.

  • Draven_RedXIII

    I agree about Tarantino being higly overrated especially after backing Hostel that piece of shit movie sucked ass. I will be the 1st one to admit that I bought into the hype of Hostel all it was is if you combined all the shitty parts of Eurotrip and SAW mixed it into a blender and decided to make it for the cinemax after hours crowd you have Hostel. Anyhoo don’t get me wrong I have some of his earlier flicks and I thought Deathproof was all right I got the dvd after it went down in price but I mean just cause he can get so many big names to star in a picture doesn’t mean anything, and just because Simon Pegg drops out of the movie doesn’t exactly mean it’s a career killer for him and Samm Levine I think he was the jewish kid from freaks and geeks if I’m not mistaken.

  • Draven_RedXIII

    I agree about Tarantino being higly overrated especially after backing Hostel that piece of shit movie sucked ass. I will be the 1st one to admit that I bought into the hype of Hostel all it was is if you combined all the shitty parts of Eurotrip and SAW mixed it into a blender and decided to make it for the cinemax after hours crowd you have Hostel. Anyhoo don’t get me wrong I have some of his earlier flicks and I thought Deathproof was all right I got the dvd after it went down in price but I mean just cause he can get so many big names to star in a picture doesn’t mean anything, and just because Simon Pegg drops out of the movie doesn’t exactly mean it’s a career killer for him and Samm Levine I think he was the jewish kid from freaks and geeks if I’m not mistaken.

  • MovieWatch 88

    Well, let’s see. Impossible characters that couldn’t exist in a fantasy period World War setting. Maybe QT needs to try an outer space sci-fi like 2001 or Silent Running. This kind of dumb war spoof movie with derogatory and impossible species screw-ups is beyond stupid for todays audience and is technically not even the slightest bit funny or bankable.

    The investors will grow and learn to hate having had any connection to it, especially when it loses so much of their money in the long run.

  • MovieWatch 88

    Well, let’s see. Impossible characters that couldn’t exist in a fantasy period World War setting. Maybe QT needs to try an outer space sci-fi like 2001 or Silent Running. This kind of dumb war spoof movie with derogatory and impossible species screw-ups is beyond stupid for todays audience and is technically not even the slightest bit funny or bankable.

    The investors will grow and learn to hate having had any connection to it, especially when it loses so much of their money in the long run.

  • MovieWatch 88

    Well, let’s see. Impossible characters that couldn’t exist in a fantasy period World War setting. Maybe QT needs to try an outer space sci-fi like 2001 or Silent Running. This kind of dumb war spoof movie with derogatory and impossible species screw-ups is beyond stupid for todays audience and is technically not even the slightest bit funny or bankable.

    The investors will grow and learn to hate having had any connection to it, especially when it loses so much of their money in the long run.