Mission: Impossible actor Simon Pegg and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World director Edgar Wright will reunite and start filming The World’s End in September, according to Deadline. Wright will direct, while Pegg is set to star alongside frequent co-star Nick Frost. The World’s End team has also released a logline for the project, which you can read below.
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.
Pegg, Wright, and Frost previously worked together on the genre-homaging comedies Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz (as well as the U.K. TV show Spaced). The long-promised The World’s End will conclude the so-called “Cornetto trilogy” — a name derived from the ice cream treat consumed by characters in both Shaun and Hot Fuzz.
Earlier today, Pegg tweeted that “It’s easy to pretentiously refer to 3 films as a trilogy but World’s End will be the ribbon that ties Shaun and Fuzz together. Cannot wait.”
The World’s End will likely be released in the spring of 2013.
You can check out the trailers for both Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz below.
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