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. Late last month Wright announced that he an co-writer Simon Pegg had finished the script for The World's End, the finale of the trilogy, and today we have news about the start of production.
Working Title and Edgar Wright have formed a deal that will see The World's End start filming this September, according to Deadline. Just like Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz - the previous two films in the Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy - the movie will be directed by Wright, and star Pegg and Nick Frost. It should be noted that Universal Pictures has not yet given the project the official greenlight, but they are expected to soon. If all goes according to plan the The World's End will be arriving in theaters in the spring of 2013.
Here is the logline for the movie:
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.
This sounds absolutely epic and I can't wait to see what Wright and Pegg have come up with this time. For those unfamiliar with their previous work, do yourself a favor and rent the movies you read about above and check on the British television series Spaced. You won't regret it.
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