Director Edgar Wright’s new film The World’s End not only landed on our list of the most anticipated films of the third quarter, but it’s also one of my most anticipated films of the year period. The pic reunites Wright with Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz co-writer/star Simon Pegg and star Nick Frost, and centers on five childhood friends (played by Pegg, Frost, Eddie Marsan, Paddy Considine, and Martin Freeman) 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. A new featurette has been released in which the film’s cast discusses the filmmaking genius of Wright, and we get a look at the director at work by way of some behind-the-scenes footage. It’s a nice peek behind the curtain, and I really can’t wait to see this thing as soon as humanly possible.
Hit the jump to watch the new featurette, and click here if you missed the previous featurette that centers on the history of Wright’s “Cornetto Trilogy.” The film also stars Rosamund Pike and opens in the UK on July 19th and in the US on August 23rd.
Via Yahoo! Movies.
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.