Posted on Wednesday, May 9th, 2012 by Germain Lussier
After years of anticipation, it’s finally happening. Edgar Wright will direct Simon Pegg and Nick Frost in The World’s End beginning in September for Working Title and Universal aimed at a Spring 2013 release. It’s the third film in the Blood and Ice Cream Trilogy (which includes Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz) and, after the jump, we have the first details of the plot.
Thanks to Deadline for breaking this news. Here’s their story info for The World’s End:
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.
Fans of Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz (of which I consider myself a mega fan) have literally been waiting for this day for years. I’m going to bask in it for a second.
Ahhh. So, so awesome.
Okay. While Shaun was a play on horror movies and Hot Fuzz was a play on action movies, The World’s End has long been rumored to be a play on disaster/apocalyptic movies. From the above plot description, there’s almost no mention of that until that second to last line. “They realize the real struggle is for the future, not just theirs but humankind’s.” So basically it’s about a bunch of old men trying to get drunk and relive their youth who get caught up in some kind of massive struggle for all mankind. Sign me up.
The script, like the first two, was co-written by Pegg and Wright and if it follows the pattern of the first two films, will be littered with references from movies in the same genre.
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