Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg talk The World’s End

News Glen Chapman 29 May 2012 - 06:28

Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright have shed some light on the final part of their Cornetto trilogy...

The final instalment of Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost’s Three Colours Cornetto trilogy, The World’s End, has been a long time coming. But that wait is soon to be over: Pegg and Wright have announced that they intend to shoot this autumn, with a 2013 release planned.

Details have been gradually surfacing about the film, and thus far we’re aware that the movie centres around a pub crawl where friends Gary King (Pegg) and Andy Knight (Frost), along with other childhood friends, soon encounter an apocalyptic event.

Chatting to Empire, Simon Pegg describes the basic outline as "a crawl through twelve pubs, culminating in the final one, which is The World's End". Wright adds that "This is as much about where you grew up as the people you grew up with...it's also very silly. I would say it's darker, more personal and more silly."

After paying homage to zombie movies in Shaun of the Dead and action movies in Hot Fuzz, there has been much speculation as to what genre they would be exploring next. Wright answers that it's "hard to say", arguing that it's "a sci-fi comedy", going on to add "social science-fiction, look it up on Wikipedia and then bone up on John Christopher and John Wyndham".

So then: might this be an alien invasion/disaster movie in the vein of Day Of The Triffids? That'd be fun.

More on The World’s End when it becomes available.


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Apocalypse tale set in and around a pub? Isn't that just 'Shaun of the Dead' again? I have faith that the film will be better than the summation.

Can't wait -- these boys have come such a long way since Spaced!

The pub has been an essential location in the other two films so maybe they're just moving it to the forefront here.  They aren't going to give too much away yet though.

As fanboys themselves they know that a steady drip of the smallest information will be enough to keep people's interest until they have something more to show.

I love this trilogy of films so much. I really hope that the final entry is good enough to make it another brilliant trilogy up there with Back To The Future, Original Star Wars and Toy Story.

This is already one of the films that I am looking forward to, although the plot doesn't sound that exciting, I'm sure Wright is holding a few things back.

'John Christopher'. Wright knows his stuff!

PS. My best mate at school was Gary King! 

If you think about it, the plot to Shaun of the dead doesn't sound brilliant. However, the film is one of the greatest comedy films of all time.

 Yeah, that's a good point, I guess you could say the same with Hot Fuzz as well.
Wright hasn't done a film since Scott Pilgrim back in 2010, so I feel that he will be in full creative mode for this one.

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