The end of the world is arriving a bit earlier than expected for the folks across the pond. Director Edgar Wright’s highly anticipated upcoming film The World’s End was initially set for release in the U.K. on August 14th and in the U.S. on October 25th. The domestic release date was subsequently (and thankfully) moved up to August 23rd, but now that U.K. date has been moved up even closer to July 19th. Wright announced the move on his Twitter, saying “Prepare for barmageddon: The World’s End hits UK cinemas on JULY 19TH!”
The film is the third and final entry in the “Blood and Ice Cream Trilogy” from Wright, co-writer/star Simon Pegg, and star Nick Frost that began with Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz. The story for The World’s End 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 trailer is expected to arrive very soon, so keep your eye on Collider in the coming days.