A new image from writer/director Edgar Wright’s upcoming film The World’s End has landed online. The highly anticipated pic was written by Wright and Simon Pegg 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. This new image doesn’t shed any light on the plot device that triggers the titular event, but we do get another amusing look at “Goth Pegg” as well as “All-Business Freeman.” We should learn a bit more about the pic when we see the film’s first trailer, which is expected soon.
Hit the jump to take a look at the new image. The film also stars Rosamund Pike. The World’s End opens in the UK on August 14th 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 hell bent 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 home town 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.