Nick Frost Says He, Simon Pegg, and Edgar Wright Are Hoping to Shoot THE WORLD’S END Next Year

     December 12, 2011


Fans of trio Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, and Nick Frost have been anxiously awaiting any fresh developments on the final installment of their “Blood and Ice Cream” trilogy, The World’s End.  The first two films were Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, and the trilogy has its name due to the presence of bloody violence and Cornetto ice cream.  In March 2009, Pegg said they were planning to shoot The World’s End in the fall, but obviously that never came to fruition.  In June of this year, Pegg said he and Wright were aiming to get started on the script, and now it looks like they’ve completed at least their first draft.  Hit the jump for more.

hot_fuzz_movie_image_simon_pegg__nick_frost_and_edgar_wrightDuring the press rounds for The Adventures of Tintin, Frost (who co-stars with Pegg as the inept policemen Thompson and Thopmson) commented on The World’s End.  Here’s what he told ComingSoon:

“There is a draft out there, which I’ve read, and it’s great, and I think our plan is to crack on and shoot next year. Touch wood. They move and they change but we definitely want to get on with it.”

So what’s the hold-up?  Well, here’s the funny thing about being really successful: everyone else wants you to make or star in their movies.  Pegg will reprise his role as Scotty in Star Trek 2, which starts filming in January.  Wright and Attack the Block director Joe Cornish turned in a draft for Ant-Man, but the project has been quiet for months now.  Frost is also keeping busy and he’s co-starring in Snow White and the Huntsman and Ice Age: Continental Drift next year (his work on both is probably completed on both, but the point is that he’s not just sitting around waiting for Wright and Pegg to write The World’s End).

I would be ecstatic to see The World’s End start production next year for a 2013 release, but I’m trying to keep my expectations in check.

  • Evan

    What about Ant-Man, Wright?

  • Sam

    Hopefully it will make up for how awful and unfunny “Paul” was.
    Plus I always thought they called it the “Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy” as a homage to Krzysztof Kieślowski’s works.

  • Farzan

    Screw Ant- Man, I’d rather have Edgar do the final film in this trilogy. I love Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz. I’ve seen Hot Fuzz atleast 4 times in theaters. Scott Pilgrim was awesome and I own the blu ray. It’s ashamed more people didn’t see it when it came out. Definitely a blast and my favorite movie of that year.

    As for Paul, it wasnt directed by Edgar which is why it wasn’t as good as the films mentioned above. I still enjoyed it though, but it could have been better.

    • Sam

      I get what you mean about Edgar having not been involved in Paul but considering how great Scott Pilgrim was it sort of shows they only really work when together.

      I didnt properly once during Paul it felt like they were trying to get the same magic Shaun and Fuzz had, but those were quaint english versions of american movies, Paul was an american movie made by americans and it just seemed fall flat for me. Considering there are scenes in Fuzz and Shaun that made me laugh 10+ times that makes Paul pale in comparison.

  • Jay McKells

    Goldberg you do make me chuckle sweetheart… Yanks who go overboard with their love for English comedy to look cool, I’d bet money this plank “loves” Ricky Gervais and Faulty Towers too. Stick to Mike & Molly love, and leave the funny stuff to the English.

  • Craig

    Yes Jay, because the capita of English comedians to that of Americans are so overwhelming. The idea of funny English is such a rare commodity that when one does appear its a shock. You knock Gervais (The Office) and Faulty Towers – two of the most successful comedy runs in recent BBC history. With that and Hugh Laurie actually came to the US to do dramatic television. Your opinion is lame at best. Now go back and sweep some chimneys.

  • Ron

    how can you say paul sucked? the only good movies are the ones that simon AND Nick are in. hot fuzz was good but not as good as shaun of the dead and paul. and why do they call them a trilogy when they have nothing to do with one another?