Fans of Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz have been waiting patiently for Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, and Nick Frost to re-team and complete their ‘Blood and Ice Cream Trilogy’. We knew it would be called The World’s End and tweets from the trio told us that they were working on it, but now things are actually moving forward and we can expect cameras to roll later this year.
According to Deadline a September start date has been set, and Universal intends to release the film sometime in spring 2013 (although they have yet to give the green-light). Deadline also has a brief synopsis which hints at some potential sci-fi/supernatural elements to the plot.
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.
Pegg and Wright have written the script, and I can’t wait to see another solid entry from these guys.
Maybe Wright can finally move onto Marvel’s Ant-Man move once The World’s End and his Pegg/Frost trilogy is complete.