Edgar Wright‘s sci-fi comedy The World’s End will finally go in front of this September with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost returning to close out the “Blood and Ice Cream Trilogy” (the first two installments are Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz). The plot centers on five childhood friends going through an epic pub crawl in order to reach the fabled pub, The World’s End. But as they make their way to the pub, they discover that the fate of humankind is on the line. We always knew Pegg (who co-wrote the script) and Frost would return since there’s no trilogy without them, but now the first piece of new casting has been announced.
According to The Daily Mail, Rosamund Pike has joined the cast. There are no details on who she’ll play, but she’s a quality addition to any film. Hopefully, we’ll discover new details on her role in the near future. Hit the jump for the film’s full synopsis. The World’s End is due out spring 2013. Pike will next be seen in the action-thriller Jack Reacher, which opens December 21st.
In 2004, there was Shaun of the Dead. In 2007, there was Hot Fuzz. Now, if Twitter is to be believed, there will soon be The World’s End. Writer/director Edgar Wright posted a picture on Twitter today titled only “Hard at work.” Next to him was writer/actor/super-spy-extraordinaire Simon Pegg, pondering the inevitability of The World’s End. Along with Nick Frost, the two have worked together on the above-mentioned films and have long-expressed the desire to complete the so-called “Blood and Ice Cream Trilogy,” due to the presence of bloody violence and Cornetto ice cream in each movie. (It’s also called the “Three Flavours Trilogy” as red strawberry is featured in Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz referenced a blue Classic flavor. The World’s End is said to showcase green mint chocolate chip.) While plot details are short at the moment, fans will want to hit the jump to check out the dynamic duo hard at work.
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.