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With Shaun of the Dead, writers Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg played within the zombie genre. In Hot Fuzz they tackled action films. Later this year, they will conclude their trilogy of genre-blending comedies with The World’s End. It’s a film that has been a topic of discussion for years. Now, finally,  we have our first glimpse of how Wright, Pegg, and co-star Nick Frost plan on tying everything together.

The World’s End is a sci-fi comedy that sees five friends (Pegg, Frost, Paddy Considine, Martin Freeman and Eddie Marsan) return to their old hometown to drink their way through twelve bars. When they arrive, though, things are a bit more like Invasion of the Body Snatchers than Animal House, and fate of the universe is at stake.

Directed and co-written by Wright, The World’s End opens July 19 in the United Kingdom and August 23 in the United States. Check out the international teaser trailer below. Read More »

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Edgar Wright has wrapped principal photography on The World’s End, which is his third film with Spaced co-creators Nick Frost and Simon Pegg. (Following Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz.)  The film is set for a UK opening in mid-August, and will roll out in other countries through late summer and early fall, but wasn’t going to hit the US until late October.

Good news comes in from Wright, however, who tweeted some new release info. The new US date for The World’s End is August 23. In a manner appropriate to the film, raise a pint to celebrate the new release date for the film that Pegg has said is “a much bigger proposition than the other two films.”  Read More »

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The human race survived 2012, but we will survive The World’s End? The latest film from Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost has an apocalyptic promise in the title and in a the latest set of images, there’s a whole lot of drinking going down. Pubs played a big role in both Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, the first two films from the trio. They’ll play an even bigger role here as Pegg and Frost are joined by Martin Freeman, Paddy Considine and Eddie Marsan. All play characters involved in a bar hopping adventure aimed towards the titular pub, and might end up having to saving the world.

Check out two brand new images and some quotes below.

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