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. Pegg and Wright have promised they were working on it for years, even as Wright jumped into the arduous production of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World and Pegg took of to join the Starship Enterprise in the Star Trek films. Back in January Wright tweeted a photo of them ostensibly brainstorming ideas for the movie, and now Pegg has followed up with a tweet of his own that reveals, ostensibly, the finished result. Ta-da!
OK, so that's just the front page of a script, and try as I have to read through to what's written on the page behind it, most of what I can make out isn't that informative-- the names "Andy, Steven Peter, Oliver" and the phrases "shots of a teenage GARY" and "hair, black trench coat." If you can figure out the plot from just that, I applaud you, but I wouldn't stick too close to it-- this is just the second draft, and it's likely many, many more will emerge before a finished film comes to theaters.
Still, this is an excellent sign of progress, and Pegg promises they'll finish the script "once and for all" "as soon as I get back from outer space." That probably won't be in time for the script's mysterious future date-- May 2 of this year, a.k.a. next Wednesday-- but hopefully soon enough. It's been far, far too long since we last saw Pegg and Wright team up, and the more and more they make it official, the more it sounds like the wait will be over soon.
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