Birmingham flashmob to mark Shaun of the Dead anniversary
Over 50 fans dressed up as Simon Pegg’s character from film Shaun of the Dead will converge on the Birmingham Mailbox to mark the 10th anniversary of the cult Brit zombie flick.
Released in 2004, the Edgar Wright comedy starring Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Kate Ashfield became a huge international hit.
The bright red Mailbox was chosen as a local landmark tribute to the popular phrase “You’ve got red on you”, which features as a running joke throughout the hit film.
All of the participants will be dressed in Shaun’s trademark white sleeveless shirt and red tie, his famous ‘Foree Electrics’ badge, fake blood stains and the optional cricket bat or Cornetto; the latter being a nod to the Edgar Wright ‘Cornetto Trilogy’ which included Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and The World’s End.
“We’re getting together to kick start months of activities celebrating the 10th anniversary of Shaun of the Dead and zombies in the build up to the Birmingham Zombie Walk in September. We’re hoping to raise a lot of money for a good cause in the process and would like everyone to join in,” explained Birmingham Zombies founder Jamie Chapman.
Everyone is welcome to join with the charity flashmob, regardless of age, gender or background. All they have to do is turn up at the Mailbox for 3pm on Thursday 19th June, dressed as character Shaun. Donations to Birmingham Children’s Hospital are optional.
You can join the Birmingham Shaun of the Dead flashmob on Facebook here.
You can register for the Birmingham Zombie Walk here.