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Edgar Wright’s ‘The World’s End’ Start & Release Dates, Synopsis Revealed
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Edgar Wright with Nick Frost and Simon Pegg

It’s the moment everyone has been waiting for, the confirmation that the Edgar Wright-directed comedy The World’s End, the final entry of the Blood and Ice Cream Trilogy starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, will begin production in September and that Universal will be releasing the film next Spring.

But that’s not all. We also got a short synopsis here below for The World’s End, which completes the trilogy which began with Shaun Of The Dead, followed by Hot Fuzz.

We’ve seen a photo of Wright and Pegg hard at work figuring out the story for The World’s End. Shaun of the Dead was a play on the zombie genre, while Hot Fuzz was a parody of the action/buddy-cop genre, but what is The World’s End a play on? Well going by the film title as well as grabbing a line from the plot description, “As they attempt to reconcile the past and present, they realize the real struggle is for the future, not just theirs but humankind’s,” it appears as that The World’s End is a play on the apocalyptic film genre.

As to who Pegg and Frost could be joined by, well that remains a mystery. The only thing that matters is that we are getting another film from Wright and that it will be hitting theaters next Spring.


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.

[Source: Deadline]

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