While everyone else is busy tending to their BBQ’s, the fine folks over at Empire Online recently chatted with Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright about their latest film in a trilogy of comedies that started with Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, entitled The World’s End.
The film revolves around a pub crawl involving Gary King (Pegg) and four childhood friends (including Nick Frost as a character called Andy Knight), while a cataclysmic, possibly apocalyptic, event rages around them. But now Pegg tells Empire that the movie involves “a crawl through twelve pubs, culminating in the final one, which is The World’s End.”
Wright chimes in, “This is as much about where you grew up as the people you grew up with…” But while it seems that The World’s End is more mature than either Shaun of the Dead or Hot Fuzz, he’s keen to point out that “it’s also very silly. I would say it’s darker, more personal and more silly.”
The film itself is said to be a “social sci-fi comedy,” says Pegg. “Social science-fiction,” agrees Wright, warming to the task. “Look it up on Wikipedia and then bone up on John Christopher (The Tripods) and John Wyndham (The Day Of The Triffids).”
Very interesting names being thrown around here. Alien invasion flick maybe? Guess we’ll find out soon enough as the plan is for The World’s End to reach theaters in spring, 2013.
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.
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