Director: Edgar Wright
Stars: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Paddy Considine, Martin Freeman, Eddie Marsan, Rosamund Pike
Release Date: August 23
While promoting their hilarious buddy cop comedy Hot Fuzz in 2007, director Edgar Wright and actors Simon Pegg and Nick Frost talked up the fact that the film was the second installment in a planned trilogy of sorts, which started with the cult classic horror-comedy Shaun of the Dead (2004). Well, finally, here's the third part, and it sounds appropriately epic.
In The World's End (co-written by Wright and Pegg), five old friends reconnect as adults to go on a massive, beer-fueled pub crawl that they want to conclude inside the legendary bar The World's End. Where that leads exactly is being kept secretive by all involved with the movie, but word that the mission affects "mankind" (per the official plot synopsis) hints at a possible pre-apocalyptic conflict. Nothing, we're sure, an excessive number of pints can't solve.