First Official Look: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman, and More in Edgar Wright’s ‘The World’s End’
Posted on Friday, December 21st, 2012 by Angie Han
The predicted end of the world may have some folks in a panic, but for Hollywood filmmakers working on apocalypse-themed movies, it’s proving to be a marketing boon. Yesterday, we got the first trailer for Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s This is the End. Today, we have the first official look at Edgar Wright‘s The World’s End. Check it out after the jump.
Technically, the title of The World’s End doesn’t refer to an actual catastrophe. The plot centers around five longtime pals (Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman, Paddy Considine, and Eddie Marsan) on an epic pub crawl, the last stop of which is the titular bar. But we can reasonably assume it takes on a double meaning by the end of the movie.
Pegg’s costume is worth a giggle, but otherwise the photo doesn’t tell us all that much. Still, I’m not about to complain — anything with this much comic talent crammed into one frame is bound to be worth checking out. The world’s end comes later today. The World’s End comes October 25.
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 (Pegg), 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.