The World’s End is the third installment in the “Blood and Ice Cream (Three Flavours Cornetto) Trilogy” from director Edgar Wright and writer Simon Pegg. It will wrap up what the duo started back in 2004 with the zombie horror/comedy Shaun of the Dead. This trilogy has been almost 10 years in the making, so it’s going to be interesting to see what Edgar Wright and his crew have for us this time. Universal Pictures and Focus Features have released the film’s official synopsis, which gives a bit more insight on the trilogy’s final installment. You can check it out below:
Director Edgar Wright and actors Simon Pegg and Nick Frost reunite for a third film following the successes of “Shaun of the Dead” (2004) and “Hot Fuzz” (2007). In “The World’s End,” 20 years after attempting an epic pub crawl, five childhood friends reunite when one of them becomes hellbent on trying the drinking marathon again. They are convinced to stage an encore by Gary King (Simon Pegg), a 40-year-old man trapped at the cigarette end of his teens, who drags his reluctant pals to their hometown 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.
Edgar Wright described The World’s End as a “social science fiction” film, which falls in line with the themes of the Blood and Ice Cream (Three Flavours Cornetto) Trilogy. Each film in the series belongs to a different genre of film, with Shaun of the Dead being the horror film, and Hot Fuzz representing the buddy-cop action film, The World’s End should play heavily in the apocalyptic, end-of-the-word genre.
The World’s End will feature Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Rosamund Pike, Paddy Considine, Martin Freeman, and Eddie Marsan. Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright wrote the film, while Edgar Wright directed it. Simon Pegg also described the film as being “a much bigger proposition than the other two films.”
The World’s End will hit theaters everywhere in the U.S. on August 23rd and in the U.K. on July 19th.