Any fans of Shaun of the Dead and/or Hot Fuzz out there? – Yeah, we thought so. Pegg & Frost are absolutely brilliant together on screen (Yes, even in Paul they had some great moments), but when you pair them up with Edgar Wright you’ve got pure comedy magic on your hands.
The third installment of director Edgar Wright’s trilogy of comedies starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, following the successes SHAUN OF THE DEAD (2004) and HOT FUZZ (2007). In THE WORLD’S END, 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 Gary King (Simon Pegg), 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.
Release date in the U.S. is August 23rd.
What do you think? Will we see you at the theater on opening weekend?
I’m so freaking excited! I love that the fence jumping gag continues. Can’t wait.