Edgar Wright's 'The World's End' US Release Date Pulled Forward To August

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." 

The film also features Martin Freeman, Rosamund Pike, Eddie Marsan, David Bradley, Paddy Considine, and follows the story of old friends who reunite for an epic pub crawl, only to encounter something unexpected.

See a couple images here, including a teaser poster featuring a list of pub names that contains some very suggestive ideas for what the characters might encounter in the movie.

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.