“Prepare to get annihilated.” Edgar Wright is one of the most exciting directors working in genre movies these days. He has tackled the horror genre with Shaun of the Dead, the action genre with Hot Fuzz, and romantic comedies with Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. With his new film The World’s End, Wright will re-team with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost to skewer science fiction. Although the film doesn’t come out in the States until August, it will be released a month earlier in England, and Universal Pictures released a new quad poster for The World’s End for the U.K. market.
The quad poster is a bit cheeky, but it does reveal asteroids and zombie-like people or space aliens with glowing blue eyes in the background. One of the first images released from The World’s End featured Gary King (Simon Pegg), Andy Knight (Nick Frost), and crew walking down the street as if they were in Michael Bay’s Armageddon, which would account for the asteroids.
But the blue-eyed critters in the background are a real head scratcher. Back in November 2012, actors Thomas Matthews and Courtney Cornfield tweeted about a possible zombie/alien dance sequence in The World’s End. Will the people in the background of the new quad poster be featured in a Gangnam Style-type choreographed dance sequence? Considering that it’s an Edgar Wright film, I wouldn’t be surprised.
The World’s End will follow Gary King, a 40-year-old man who refuses to grow up. He assembles his old friends to relive their glory days and recreate an epic pub-crawl of their youth, but little do they know that the fate of the world is in their hands. The World’s End will also feature Martin Freeman, Rosamund Pike, Eddie Marsan, David Bradley, and Paddy Considine.
Simon Pegg co-wrote The World’s End with Edgar Wright, and it will be the final film in the Blood and Ice Cream (Three Flavours Cornetto) Trilogy. Pegg describes the film as being “a much bigger proposition than the other two films.” If you’re a fan of Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, The World’s End will most likely not disappoint you.
The World’s End will hit theaters in the U.S. on August 23th.