The World's End (2013)
The World's End SynopsisDirector Edgar Wright and actors Simon Pegg and Nick Frost reunite for a third film 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.
The World's End Release Date
In Theaters August 23, 2013
The World's End Credits
Starring: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Paddy Considine, Martin Freeman, Eddie Marsan, and Rosamund Pike
Written by: Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg
Directed by: Edgar Wright
Produced by: Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, and Nira Park
MPAA Rating: [ R ]
Distributor: Focus Features
External Info: The World's End Official Website
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Simon Pegg Really Wants To Make A Sequel To This Movie
Edgar Wright planned The World’s End to be the conclusion of his Cornetto Trilogy with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, so continuing this story wasn’t in the cards. Pegg, meanwhile, is crazy busy with Star Trek Beyond, which he’s co-writing and co-starring in. Could it happen eventually? Of course, but it seems like wishful thinking at the moment.
by Sean O'Connell July 29, 2015 comments
Top 10 Movies Of 2013: Eric's List
2013 has been a great year for movies, so narrowing down our list of favorites was no easy task. As Cinema Blend has numerous writers with varying tastes in film, we decided to go solo this year in sharing our Top 10 lists of the best movies of 2013. You've read both Sean and Kristy's lists, but now it's Eric's turn to rank the best blockbusters, indies and prestige films that came to us this past year.
by Eric Eisenberg December 30, 2013 comments
The 10 Best Movie Music Moments Of 2013
Last year was a pretty fantastic one for movie music. Directors like David O. Russell, Wes Anderson, Quentin Tarantino and Ben Affleck made not only fantastic films, but also beautifully crafted soundtracks that blended perfectly with the story and visuals on screen. As a result, 2013 had a lot to live up to, but looking back on the last twelve months reveals that this year’s crop of filmmakers were more than up for the task.
by Eric Eisenberg December 26, 2013 comments
Simon Pegg Explains Why He Shouldn't Be In Edgar Wright's Ant-Man
The director and the actor do have a long working relationship that dates back to the television series Spaced back in 1999, and fans have spent years wondering if the Shaun of the Dead star could end up handling Pym particles. It's a thought that somebody at Marvel must have at least considered in the last seven years, but Pegg has shut the discussion down by explaining why it would be a bad idea.
by Eric Eisenberg December 11, 2013 comments
This Week In Home Entertainment: We're The Millers, The World's End And More
The crawl begins as a begrudging reunion of a bunch of men who are no longer friendly, but when Nick Frost, Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright are involved, fans are in for something a little spookier and more spectacular. In this case, as the night wears on, the former friends determine there is something more sinister afoot.
by Jessica Rawden November 19, 2013 comments
The World's End Will Crawl On To Blu-ray, DVD And Digital In November
The World’s End hit the theater market just a little bit over a month ago, but thanks to the film’s only semi-wide release, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is putting together a fairly quick turnaround for the movie, bringing The World’s End on to Blu-ray with UltraViolet, DVD, Digital, and VOD on November 19.
by Jessica Rawden September 26, 2013 comments
Edgar Wright On The World's End And Why Ant-Man Doesn't Make Him A Hypocrite
The World's End opened in North American theaters last weekend, concluding what was a long and probably grueling press tour for its three stars-- Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, who appear in the film and on the poster, and Edgar Wright, the third man who is, as always, pulling the strings. The three of them have worked together since the late-90s cult sitcom Spaced, and together have created a remarkable comedic trilogy about growing up
by Katey Rich August 27, 2013 comments
Weekend Box Office: The Butler Still Number One; The Mortal Instruments and You're Next Fizzle
Despite several new releases in theaters, this weekend's top sales went to last week's number one, Lee Daniels' The Butler. None of the newcomers could break into the second place spot either, leaving that honor to last weekend's number two We're The Millers.
by Scott Gwin August 25, 2013 comments
The Cornetto Trilogy Golden Mile, Day 12: Simon Pegg And Nick Frost Reveal What They'd Do With A $100 Million Budget
Pegg and Frost, who at this point in their lives have probably done a billion of these interviews together, are a fantastic team to watch on film and a tough one to interview-- you get the sense that they've choreographed their responses to the T.
by Katey Rich August 23, 2013 comments
The Cornetto Trilogy Golden Mile, Day 11: The World's End GIF Review
Cornetto movies have a unique ability to make audiences buck and belly laugh, and so it seemed a good time for a GIF review. There will be some spoilers below, but nothing you wouldn’t know from the trailer.
by Kristy Puchko August 22, 2013 comments
The Cornetto Trilogy Golden Mile, Day 10: Rock Out To The Cornetto Trilogy Remix
With the release of this video, it’s also an opportune time to express appreciation for the terrific music that have backed The Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy since its inception in 2004. Not only do all of the films have cool scores, Wright has demonstrated an impressive talent for putting soundtracks together...
by Eric Eisenberg August 21, 2013 comments
The Cornetto Trilogy Golden Mile, Day 9: Edgar Wright And Quentin Tarantino Record One Of The Greatest DVD Commentaries... Ever!
Tarantino LOVES talking over other people’s films. He chimed in on Robert Rodriguez’s From Dusk til Dawn (which he co-wrote and starred), and Eli Roth’s Hostel. And then there is the marathon session Tarantino agreed to do with Wright for the Blu-ray release of my personal favorite Cornetto Trilogy film: Hot Fuzz.
by Sean O'Connell August 20, 2013 comments
The Cornetto Trilogy Golden Mile, Day 8: How Edgar Wright And Richard Linklater Can Rescue Trilogies
2013 has been crammed, like most years, with big-budget sequels, and two of them threequels. But there are also two, honest-to-God threequels that, at least for now, are wrapping up true trilogies. Both of them involved directors working with stars who were also co-writers, and who had been working together for years. Both of them wrapped up stories that began in the 90s.
by Katey Rich August 19, 2013 comments
The Cornetto Trilogy Golden Mile, Day 7: Is Edgar Wright A Great Director?
A great director is only as great as the person defending him. There are people who claim that Orson Welles is overrated, that Martin Scorsese hasn't made a good movie since Raging Bull … and people who say that Neveldine & Taylor are unheralded heroes and Michael Bay is the best living director. Deciding a director is "great" is a sure way to start an argument-- so that's exactly what we decided to do
by Katey Rich And Sean O'Connell August 18, 2013 comments
The Cornetto Trilogy Golden Mile, Day 5: Operation Kino 127 Review: The World's End
This week we've gathered together our best friends from high school and affixed our beer goggles firmly to our heads, as we attempt the 12-stop Golden Mile pub crawl and reveal the new Wright/Pegg/Frost joint The World's End. Does it live up to the legacy of Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz? Is that even a fair question to ask?
by Operation Kino August 16, 2013 comments
The Cornetto Trilogy Golden Mile, Day 6: Is Peep Show The Next Spaced?
For me the answer is simple: David Mitchell and Robert Webb, the stars of the outstandingly funny sitcom Peep Show. On the surface this show actually has a lot in common with Spaced. It’s a Britcom with English stars that follows a pair of oft-arguing roommates who have a circle of wacky friends and a never-ending barrage of bad luck.
by Kristy Puchko August 16, 2013 comments
The Cornetto Trilogy Golden Mile, Day 4: The World's End Giveaway!
Are you ready for the Golden Mile? The famous pub crawl in the quiet BRitish town of Newton Haven has gotten the best of many over the years, but next week five friends are going to reunite and give it another shot-- and you're invited to join them on their quest, which will be unlike any pub crawl you've actually seen before.
by Katey Rich August 15, 2013 comments
The Cornetto Trilogy Golden Mile, Day 3: The Best Fan Art
Today is day three of our 12 day Golden Mile coverage leading up to the release of The World’s End in the U.S., and we’re celebrating by taking a tour through the movie’s official Tumblr and highlighting the best stuff we could find. Come inside to see what we discovered!
by Eric Eisenberg August 14, 2013 comments
The Cornetto Trilogy Golden Mile, Day 2: Interactive Shaun Of The Dead Screenplay Dives Deep
Nearly 10 years after its release, and after stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost have come to be cultural icons in their own right, Shaun of the Dead has been analyzed and revered on the Internet over and over and over again. It was released at the perfect moment for Internet love, really, crammed with so many references and callbacks that it was practically begging for the web to interpret it.
by Katey Rich August 13, 2013 comments
The Cornetto Trilogy Golden Mile, Day 1: The World's End Ice Cream Goes Glow-In-The-Dark
As fans of the previous entries in the trilogy we're as excited as a gaggle of zombies who smell fresh brains for The World's End, and today we're kicking off our countdown to the film's North American release on August 23. For the next 12 days-- a nod to the Golden Mile pub crawl at the heart of The World's End-- we're celebrating the Cornetto Trilogy in some way, from digging up viral videos and fan art to writing lengthy essays about our own love for the films
by Katey Rich August 12, 2013 comments
The World's End Gang Advises Against Mobile Devices In Theaters For Alamo Drafthouse PSA
Do you know what's a really bad idea? Pissing off two guys who have made a name for themselves facing off against some of humanity’s greatest threats, including zombies, homicidal village councils and killer robots. As it happens, however, it isn’t necessary to go too far out of your way to make these guys happy, as the new Alamo Drafthouse public service announcement shows us.
by Nick Venable July 30, 2013 comments
The World's End Comic-Con Panel Live Blog
Starting things off in Hall H on Friday morning is the panel for The World's End, Edgar Wright's upcoming film, which centers on a group of childhood friends who reunite for the ultimate pub crawl, only to find themselves facing armageddon, which may prevent them from reaching The World's End, the last bar on the list.
by Kelly West July 19, 2013 comments
The World's End Pub Crawl Ends Right Here With This Exclusive Pub Sign!
Are you prepared for The World's End? As the final stop on Newton Haven's famous "Golden Mile" pub crawl, The World's End is reserved only for the brave at heart (and those extremely good at holding their beer). The pub's sign, which we're premiering here exclusively at the conclusion of the virtual Golden Mile pub crawl, probably looks a little like the inside of your stomach at this point on the pub crawl-- hazy, burned out, probably alive with flames
by Katey Rich July 16, 2013 comments
The World's End Featurette Explores The Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy
The World's End begins as five childhood friends (Pegg, Frost, Martin Freeman, Paddy Considine, Eddie Marsan) reunite as adults to try and do something they could never do as kids: complete a mile-long pub run consisting of 12 drinks at 12 different pubs, finishing with a pint at The World's End.
by Eric Eisenberg July 9, 2013 comments
The World's End Cast Calls Edgar Wright A Difficult Genius In New Featurette
Wright’s in a unique position at the moment. There are those who love his comedies, who are anticipating World’s End because it’s the next absurd story from the guys behind Shaun. And then there are the Marvel Studios junkies who associate Wright with the Ant-Man movie that has been rumored and promised.
by Sean O'Connell July 2, 2013 comments
Prepare For The World's End With The Famous Newton Haven Golden Mile Pub Crawl
Prepare ye, prepare ye, for the pub crawl to end all pub crawls… because, actually, after this one, pub crawls and everything else on this earth may be over entirely. But of course, before you can reach the pub called The World's End, you've got to do the full Newton Haven Golden Miles Pub Crawl. And what is Newton Haven you may be asking? Well, that's what this promotional video is here to tell you
by Katey Rich July 1, 2013 comments
Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, And More Raise A Pint In New The World's End Character Posters
The World’s End stars Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman Eddie Marsan, and Paddy Considine as five childhood friends who reunite in middle age to try and accomplish an epic task they were never able to accomplish as kids: a twelve stop, mile long pub crawl. Upon returning home, however, they discover a serious problem: the robot apocalypse has begun. Wright and Pegg co-wrote the script, as they did with the previous two films in the series, and you’ll be able to see the movie in theaters on August 23rd.
by Eric Eisenberg June 10, 2013 comments
The World's End Trailer Reveals A Pub Crawl Leading To Chaos
The world's ending, let's go to a pub! If you think that sounds a bit like Shaun of the Dead, you're not entirely off track. The World's End comes from Shaun of the Dead writer/director Edgar Wright. As the trailer indicates, the story starts out looking like a road-trip/Hangover-style story about a bunch of old friends getting together for a good old-fashioned pub-crawl. And then things go all Doctor Who, as they discover that the town has been taking over by robots.
by Kelly West May 22, 2013 comments
The World's End Posters Promise Total Annihilation
For The World’s End, he reunites with frequent leads Simon Pegg and Nick Frost for an over-the-hill concept comedy about mates reuniting to complete a pub crawl they once attempted in their heyday. Sadly for them, they’ve also stumbled on an extraterrestrial twist that was revealed in the latest trailer for the movie.
by Sean O'Connell May 21, 2013 comments
Simon Pegg: How J.J. Abrams Inspired Him So Much On Star Trek Into Darkness That He Threw Up
He did tell me about where he was when he learned that Abrams would be directing Star Wars, and how he got the director to confirm Trek won't be the older, less cool sibling left behind. We also talked about the serious sprinting Scotty does in one key action scene in Star Trek Into Darkness, what it's like being one of the older cast members, and why he, Edgar Wright and Nick Frost are being so vigilant about maintaining the secrets about their upcoming comedy The World's End
by Katey Rich May 16, 2013 comments
Edgar Wright's The World's End Debuts A Hilarious, Creepy First Trailer
Directed by Edgar Wright, The World's End stars Pegg, Frost, Martin Freeman, Paddy Considine and Eddie Marsan as five childhood friends who during their youth once attempted the golden mile pub crawl - 12 drinks in 12 pubs - and failed. After going their separate ways years later they are brought back together to try the pub crawl again.
by Eric Eisenberg May 7, 2013 comments
Simon Pegg Looks Pretty Hot On The World's End's Fiery New Teaser Poster
These blue-eyed humanoids in the background are the first indication we've gotten as to how the world may end. But what are they? Zombies? Infected persons? Aliens? Pod people?
by Kristy Puchko May 6, 2013 comments
The Emmerich Scale: Your Guide To The Coming Hollywood Apocalypse
This Friday, Tom Cruise faces the challenges of living on an Earth almost completely abandoned by humanity in Oblivion. In June's After Earth, Will and Jaden Smith play a father-son pair who crash land on Earth, thousands of years after humans have left it. Next year Russell Crowe stars in Darren Aronofsky's retelling of the Noah's Ark tale-- the original disaster movie. Noticing a trend here?
by Katey Rich and Kristy Puchko April 19, 2013 comments
Simon Pegg, Nick Frost Take A Walk Of Shame In Latest The World's End Pic
World’s End recently shifted its release date up more than a few weeks. It now plans to hit theaters on Aug. 28. In addition to Pegg and Frost, Wright has attracted a veritable who’s who of British comedy, surrounding his leads with the immensely talented Martin Freeman, Paddy Considine, Eddie Marsan and Rosamund Pike.
by Sean O'Connell March 25, 2013 comments
Edgar Wright's The World's End Moves Up Two Months
The World's End stars Pegg, Frost, Martin Freeman, Paddy Considine, Eddie Marsan, and Rosamund Pike, and tells the story of five childhood friends who reunite to try and tackle an epic pub crawl that they failed to complete 20 years previously.
by Eric Eisenberg March 20, 2013 comments
Simon Pegg And Friends Toast In The World's End Images
Peggs stars as Gary King, a forty-year-old adolescent who has lost touch with his boyhood pals but hopes to reconnect via the pub crawl to end all pub crawls. He convinces his old mates to visit their shared hometown for a day of epic boozing. But as they trek from one bar to the next they realize their friendship is the only thing at risk. The world itself is coming to an end all around them!
by Kristy Puchko January 31, 2013 comments
Simon Pegg Looks A Bit Stressed In First Still From Edgar Wright's The World's End
The World's End follows five life-long friends who reunite to compete in an epic pub crawl for the first time in 20 years. Unfortunately, their reunion happens to come at the same time as the biblical apocalypse and they must fight to survive while also finishing the run. Look for it in theaters October 25, 2013.
by Eric Eisenberg December 21, 2012 comments
Simon Pegg Unveils First Poster For The World's End
Simon Pegg, Edgar Wright and Nick Frost are finally getting back together again for the third feature film in what they're calling the "Blood and Ice Cream" trilogy, which kicked off with Shaun of the Dead, led to Hot Fuzz and now brings us to The World's End. Following their usual strategy of meshing boring everyday life with crazy Hollywood genres,
by Katey Rich October 12, 2012 comments
Martin Freeman And Eddie Marsan Join Edgar Wright's The World's End
We've been waiting four long years for Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost to reunite for the finale of their The Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy, titled The World's End, and with production on-going in the UK Focus Features has announced the film's full supporting cast as well.
by Eric Eisenberg September 28, 2012 comments
Paddy Considine Rekindles Hot Fuzz For Edgar Wright's The World's End
Paddy Considine made quite an impression last year with his directorial debut, Tyrannosaur, but while a highly anticipated followup behind the camera has yet to be slated, the British actor has lined-up a few feature acting roles in the interim. Considine is a big bonus for any film...
by Jesse Carp September 5, 2012 comments
Rosamund Pike Joining Simon Pegg, Nick Frost And Edgar Wright's The World's End
Rosamund Pike, whose hugely varied career has brought her to films as different as An Education and Wrath of the Titans, is adding yet another curveball to the lineup. She'll be joining Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Nick FoForstrst for the conclusion of their "Blood and Ice Cream" trilogy, The World's End
by Katey Rich August 10, 2012 comments
Teaser Poster For Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg And Nick Frost's Next Film
As you might guess, that poster is a list of pubs that are frequented by our group of heroes, five childhood friends who attempted an epic pub crawl 20 years ago and reunite to give it another shot. As Deadline's summary says, "As they attempt to reconcile the past and present, they realize the real struggle is for the future
by Katey Rich July 13, 2012 comments
Simon Pegg And Edgar Wright Reveal New Details About The World's End
Pegg and Wright teased a few more details about the film, explaining the pub crawl will include 12 bars—which is a seriously ambitious outing by just about any pub crawl standard—and will conclude at the bar called The World's End
by Kristy Puchko May 29, 2012 comments
Edgar Wright's The World's End To Start Production In September
It's been five years since Edgar Wright has directed an installment of his The Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy (aka Blood and Ice Cream trilogy). The recent years, instead, have been spent filming a fake trailer for Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez's Grindhouse and making the epicly awesome Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. But now he's making his way back.
by Eric Eisenberg May 9, 2012 comments
Simon Pegg And Edgar Wright Finally Finish Writing The World's End
If you're a fan of either Shaun of the Dead or Hot Fuzz, you've likely been waiting along with millions of other fans for Simon Pegg, Edgar Wright and Nick Frost to finish up what they've called their "Blood and Ice Cream Trilogy," with the project they've been calling The World's End
by Katey Rich April 24, 2012 comments