Universal Pictures has officially green lit The World’s End, the third film in director Edgar Wright’s trilogy of comedies with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost that began with 2004’s Shaun of the Dead and 2007’s Hot Fuzz. Deadline shares the following teaser poster that premiered at the San Diego Comic-Con Friday.
“The film starts 20 years after five childhood friends attempted an epic pub crawl. The 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.”
Wright is currently in pre-production on the film, which will begin shooting this October in the U.K.
Pegg wrote the script with Wright and once again stars with Frost. Working Title’s Eric Fellner and Tim Bevan will produce with Nira Park of Big Talk Pictures. Once again, Focus Features will distribute domestically and Universal will handle international distribution.