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Simon Pegg's A Fantastic Fear Of Everything gets a barmy trailer

Simon Pegg has unveiled the first trailer for A Fantastic Fear Of Everything via his Twitter account .

The film is written and co-directed by Crispian Mills (yes, he of Kula Shaker fame), and sees Pegg sporting a freaky mop of hair (complemented by a shaggy beard) to play a children's author on the verge of losing 'it'.

Playing with horror tropes, fantasy sequences, broad comedy moments and rustic hand-hewn animation, it looks like quite the confection.

Pegg's Jack is making the jump from kiddie-lit to work on a serial killer tome, and it seems as if it's all a bit too much for his fragile mind.

Get a sense of A Fantastic Fear Of Everything by checking out the trailer now:

A Fantastic Fear Of Everything opens on 8 June 2012. Keep your eyes peeled for an in-depth chat about the film with Pegg in the next issue of Total Film magazine.

I'm the Deputy Editor at Total Film magazine, looking after the long-form features there, and generally obsessing over all things Nolan, Kubrick and Pixar. Over the past decade I've worked in various roles for TF online and in print, including at GamesRadar+, and you can often hear me nattering on the Inside Total Film podcast. Bucket-list-ticking career highlights have included reporting from the set of Tenet and Avengers: Infinity War, as well as covering Comic-Con, TIFF and the Sundance Film Festival.