Empire recently caught up with Shaun of the Dead director and star, Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg, respectively, who opened up about the end of their genre comedy trilogy, The World’s End, which will reunite the two once again.
“20 years after attempting an epic pub crawl, five childhood friends reunite when one of them becomes hell bent on trying the drinking marathon again. They are convinced to stage an encore by mate Gary King, a 40-year old man trapped at the cigarette end of his teens, who drags his reluctant pals to their home town and once again attempts to reach the fabled pub, The World’s End. As they attempt to reconcile the past and present, they realize the real struggle is for the future, not just theirs but humankind’s. Reaching The World’s End is the least of their worries.”
Zeroing in on the story, Pegg tells mag that the movie involves “a crawl through twelve pubs, culminating in the final one, which is The World’s End.” With Wright adding, “This is as much about where you grew up as the people you grew up with…it’s also very silly. I would say it’s darker, more personal and more silly.”
The film itself is said to be a “social sci-fi comedy,” says Pegg. “Social science-fiction,” agrees Wright. “Look it up on Wikipedia and then bone up on John Christopher (‘The Tripods’) and John Wyndham (‘The Day Of The Triffids’).”
Watch for the end of the world in 2013.