More than a year and a half after Simon Pegg debuted the first trailer for A Fantastic Fear of Everything on his Twitter page, we have the second trailer for this upcoming comedy. The actor portrays a children's author who becomes paranoid while researching serial killers for his new novel, which turns his life upside down while a Hollywood executive expresses interest in his story. Writer-director Crispian Mills' comedy debuts on iTunes January 7, before its theatrical debut February 7.
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 an irrational fear of being murdered. When Jack is thrown a lifeline by his long-suffering agent, and a mysterious Hollywood executive takes a sudden and inexplicable interest in Jack's script, what should be his "big break" rapidly turns into his "big breakdown" as Jack is forced to confront his worst fears; among them love, laundromats and serial killers.