The trailer for A Fantastic Fear of Everything has gone online. Simon Pegg stars as a children’s author who tries to switch careers and write a gruesome Victorian murder mystery, but his wide range of phobias throws him into horrifying nightmares where he’s forced to confront his demons, which includes his love life, his laundromat (or as they call it in the UK, “launderette”), and a mysterious stop-motion animated hedgehog. This is exactly what’s going to happen to J.K. Rowling.
I’m digging the visual style directors Crispian Mills and Chris Hopewell have gone for, and it looks like they may have pulled off a nice blend of fantastical imagery and dark comedy. Hit the jump to check out the trailer. A Fantastic Fear of Everything currently doesn’t have a US release date, but it will open in the UK on June 8th.
Here’s the official synopsis for A Fantastic Fear of Everything:
Jack (Simon Pegg) is a children’s author turned crime novelist whose detailed research into the lives of Victorian serial killers has turned him into a paranoid wreck, persecuted by the irrational fear of being murdered. When Jack is thrown a life-line by his long-suffering agent and a mysterious Hollywood executive takes a sudden and inexplicable interest in his script, what should be his ‘big break’ rapidly turns into his ‘big breakdown’, as Jack is forced to confront his worst demons; among them his love life, his laundry and the origin of all fear.