Back in May we brought you the news that writer/director Edgar Wright and his frequent collaborator, actor/writer/geek extraordinaire Simon Pegg, were at work writing the script for The World’s End, the third and final installment of their “Three Flavours Cornetto” trilogy than began with their 2004 horror-comedy classic Shaun of the Dead and continued with their hilarious 2007 action spoof smash Hot Fuzz.
Today comes the announcement that the movie has officially been given the green light to start production, and to commemorate the occasion Universal Pictures has release a teaser poster for the eagerly-anticipated film.
You can check out the poster here below.
Both Wright and Pegg have had their schedules jam-packed in recent years but it’s wonderful to hear that they’ve made enough room to complete the trilogy that made them gods to pretty much everyone who reads this site. We’ve brought you the synopsis for The World’s End before but in case you still haven’t read it here it is:
20 years after attempting an epic pub crawl, five childhood friends reunite when one of them becomes hellbent 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 hometown 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.
The “Three Flavours Cornetto” trilogy (or “Blood and Ice Cream” trilogy, as it’s also known) refers to a flavor of a popular ice cream that is bought by a character in each movie and is meant to have a symbolic meaning pertaining to each movie in the trilogy. Shaun of the Dead was the red strawberry flavor, representing the film’s blood and gore content, and Hot Fuzz was the blue original flavor, representing that movie’s heavy police presence. The World’s End will have the green mint chocolate chip flavor, which according to a Wikipedia entry could signify that the movie will fall in the science-fiction genre. Of course that could just be mere speculation.
As major fans of Wright, Pegg, and Nick Frost – their unofficial third collaborator and, with Pegg, part of the funniest comedy duo working in film today – I will be awaiting the release of The World’s End on pins and needles. Every time these three geniuses get together they make pure comedic magic, and even when they’re working apart they’re still capable of making far better movies than American audiences are used to seeing in theaters (see: Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, Paul, and Attack the Block). From their U.K. geek-friendly comedy classic Spaced to the many fantastic and beloved movies they’ve made Wright, Pegg, and Frost are always an unbeatable team. Their devoted fans have come to expect nothing but greatness from them in the past and they’ve never disappointed.
The World’s End will begin filming in October for an undated 2013 theatrical release.