A new featurette for co-writer/director Edgar Wright’s new film The World’s End has been released, in which the connection between The World’s End and Wright’s Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz is explored. World’s End completes the unofficial “Cornetto trilogy” that began with Shaun and continued with Hot Fuzz, and in this new featurette Wright and his cohorts discus how this unofficial series of films came to be. The featurette includes interviews with a number of people that have been involved in all three films, including Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, and Wright reveals which actors from the first two films will also be appearing in the concluding chapter. In speaking about the central theme of The World’s End as it relates to the “zombie movie” nature of Shaun and the “British take on a Michael Bay movie” spin on Hot Fuzz, Wright describes The World’s End as “a quest movie with an extremely irresponsible King Arthur at the head of it.” Count me wholeheartedly in.
Hit the jump to watch the featurette. The film also stars Martin Freeman, Paddy Considine, Eddie Marsan, and Rosamund Pike. The World’s End opens in the UK on July 19th and in the US on August 23rd.
Here’s the official synopsis for 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.