Great news for fans of Edgar Wright’s blood and ice cream trilogy: The World’s End has officially been greenlit! The concluding film to the trilogy that started with Shaun of the Dead and continued with Hot Fuzz will once again feature the team up of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost with Wright behind the camera. Universal Pictures has given the go-ahead on the film, which is currently in pre-production and will shoot in the UK this October. The sci-fi comedy was written by Pegg and Wright and features five childhood friends who reunite to complete a pub crawl they never finished in their younger days. Hit the jump for the full synopsis and a look at a Comic-Con exclusive poster.
Check out the full press release that announced the official green light for The World’s End. Deadline also provided a look at the exclusive Comic-Con poster for the film. Check them both out below:
LOS ANGELES, CA, July 13, 2012—Universal Pictures has officially greenlit the third film in director Edgar Wright’s trilogy of comedies. The final installment, entitled The World’s End, will follow the success of 2004’s Shaun of the Dead and 2007’s Hot Fuzz. Wright is currently in pre-production on the film, which will begin shooting this October in the U.K. Simon Pegg, who co-wrote the script with Wright, will join forces once again with Nick Frost to star. Working Title’s Eric Fellner and Tim Bevan will produce with Nira Park of Big Talk Pictures. The official teaser poster for the movie was released today at Comic-Con.
As with the first two movies in the trilogy, Focus Features will distribute The World’s End domestically and Universal Pictures will handle international distribution.
About 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 mate Gary King, 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.
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