Edgar Wright (Shaun Of The Dead, Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World) is one of my favorite directors, so of course I’ve been waiting for The World’s End for quite a while. Co-written by Wright and Simon Pegg (Shaun, Star Trek,) it’s the third installment in their “Blood and Ice-Cream Trilogy” aka “The Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy” (the first two installments were Shaun Of The Dead and Hot Fuzz – both of which featured a lot of blood and a little cornetto). Nick Frost (Hot Fuzz, Shaun, Attack The Block) stars as well.
Wright will start shooting the film in September for Working Title / Universal. Per Deadline, “Working Title and Edgar Wright have set a September start date for The World’s End, the last in a trilogy of comedies that started with Shaun Of The Dead and Hot Fuzz. Wright, who’ll direct, wrote the script with Simon Pegg. Once again, Pegg stars with Nick Frost. Universal Pictures hasn’t yet green lit the film, but is expected to after the modestly budgeted pair of comedies grossed $108 million worldwide between them. The plan is for The World’s End to reach theaters in spring, 2013.”
In the film, “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.”
Sounds kind of like Stephen King’s “IT”, only with beer instead of Pennywise. Stay tuned for more.