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Edgar Wright's The World's End Moves Up Two Months

Fans of Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, and Nick Frost's Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy have been waiting a long time for The World's End. They hooked us with Shaun of the Dead, reeled us in with Hot Fuzz and have spent the last five years making us patiently wait for the series' capper. Naturally, it was very exciting news when Focus Features announced that they would have the new movie in theaters on October 25th, but still the wait feels like agony. The good news, however, is that today two months have been cut from that waiting period.

Box Office Mojo has learned that The World's End has been moved from its original release date over to August 28th - though it's a strange move in terms of competition. While the apocalyptic pub crawl comedy was originally going to be facing off against Paranormal Activity 5 and the romantic comedy Baggage Claim, it will now instead go up against the young adult novel adaptation The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones and the long-awaited home invasion thriller You're Next (which I just recently got to see at SXSW and loved). While Wright's films don't have a great history at the US box office, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World being his highest grossing film making only $31 million, hopefully this will be the movie to turn it all around.

The film 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. But as they try and work through their own personal issues with each other, they realize that there is a bigger problem at hand: the end of the world.

Eric Eisenberg
Eric Eisenberg

NJ native who calls LA home; lives in a Dreamatorium. A decade-plus CinemaBlend veteran; endlessly enthusiastic about the career he’s dreamt of since seventh grade.