Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are working on a new horror movie

Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are working on a new horror movie

This year marks 20 years since Nick Frost and Simon Pegg first started collaborating, with their cult sitcom Spaced first airing in September 1999.

In the years afterwards, the pair worked on numerous projects together (alongside director Edgar Wright), with the actor-writer duo hitting the big time after Shaun of the Dead became an international success.

Let's re-watch the trailer for the classic rom-zom-com for old time's sake

It's been over five years since the last entry in the Cornetto trilogy (The World's End) was released, at which point Frost and Pegg worked together far more rarely. Now the pair are set to produce a new movie about a serial killer, Deadline reports.

The movie, titled Svalta, is being produced by them both alongside Miles Ketley, according to the publication. In addition to this, Frost is reportedly writing the screenplay Nat Saunders and James Serafinowicz.

If that last name rings a bell, it's because he's the brother of Peter Serafinowicz - a comedian and actor who starred alongside Frost and Pegg in both Shaun of the Dead and Spaced.

Svalta will tell the story of a family on vacation to a remote Swedish Island, where they get caught up in a serial killer's rampage. The movie has been picked up by Orion Pictures, but doesn't have a release date just yet.

"We are unbelievably excited to be partnering with Simon, Nick and Miles on Svalta,"John Hegeman, president of Orion Pictures, told Deadline. "The story is scary, awesome and crazy, and their unique voice is perfect for this movie. We can't wait to bring this to the big screen with them."

In addition to this, co-producer Miles Ketley said of the partnership:

"Orion is the perfect home for the horrifying vision that Nick has conjured up from his maverick brain.

"We always said that everything we do has to come from left-field and find something unexpected at its centre and with this partnership with John and Dan [Kagan from Orion Pictures] and their amazing team, Svalta is the perfect project to do that."

It's unclear whether either Frost or Pegg will star in the movie (fingers crossed for both), but it's good to see them get back into the horror game, 15 years after the zom-com revamped the genre.