Seems like every year Hollywood gets hooked on a certain movie genre and becomes bound and determined to make every third or fourth theatrical release an entry in that genre. This year we’re getting a trio of apocalyptic comedies, all three hitting this summer and two of them co-starring Craig Robinson. But only one of them reunites director Edgar Wright with his frequent creative collaborators Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, the same all-star team that gave us the classic British comedy series Spaced and the mind-blowing quotable cult masterpieces Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, and that is The World’s End.
Pegg recently tweeted a link to the latest poster for The World’s End in advance of the movie’s first trailer, scheduled to debut later this week. You can check out the tweet and poster here below.
To celebrate World’s End teaser trailer week, here’s the brand new official teaser poster. This is not a tease. j.mp/13bIwmf#TWE
Plot details are still being kept under wraps but so far we know that Pegg and Frost along with co-stars Martin Freeman, Eddie Marsan, and Paddy Considine play a group of childhood friends who started an epic pub crawl twenty years ago but never finished. Pegg’s character is described as “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”.
The World’s End is the third and final film in the trio’s “Three Flavors Cornetto” trilogy that began with Shaun and continued with Fuzz. The first movie was a horror-comedy and the second was an action-comedy so the chances are likely that the capper will be a sci-fi…comedy. Yes, I am assuming there will be hilarity involved in whatever very British apocalyptic shenanigans Wright and co. have cooked up for our thankful consumption.
If the poster is any indication there will be flaming chunks of whatever falling to Earth and people with glowing blue eyes stalking our heroes mercilessly. There is a strong likelihood that they will not be Fremen.
The World’s End opens in the U.S. on August 23, 2013, but those lucky Brits get to see it a month earlier starting on July 19. Good a reason as any to visit ol’ Blighty. Now let’s have that trailer already.