Posted on Tuesday, January 24th, 2012 by Russ Fischer
Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg got attention as the director and co-writer/star, respectively, of the TV show Spaced, then built themselves a grand little geek empire with the movies Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz. Pegg and Wright wrote the two films together, and have teased a third movie in what has been jokingly called the ‘blood and ice cream’ trilogy. (So named for the presence of, well, blood, and Cornetto ice cream in the two existing films. See also The Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy.)
More than four years have passed since the release of Hot Fuzz, and those years have seen Pegg and Wright busy with other work. Wright spent much of that time on Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, while Pegg expanded his presence as an actor, getting to the point where your family members who haven’t seen one of Wright’s films started asking about the guy stealing scenes in 2011’s year-end blockbuster Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol.
But if a photo posted on Twitter today is to be believed, Pegg and Wright are finally at work on the script for the final film in their (very) loose trilogy, The World’s End.
Edgar Wright posted the image, saying only “Hard at work…”
We don’t know much about The World’s End at this point. Rumors have flown for some time, but all we can realistically expect is that the film will also feature Nick Frost, the co-star of Spaced, Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, and that the flavor of Cornetto seen in the movie will be mint chocolate chip. That should be enough, I think, to allow someone to extrapolate a completely incorrect story synopsis for the script that doesn’t yet exist.