Edgar Wright’s “The World’s End,” his next team-up with co-writer Simon Pegg and the third installment in the loose trilogy with “Shaun of the Dead” and “Hot Fuzz,” has gone into production.
All the Wright usuals are onboard, with Nick Frost, Martin Freeman (soon to be known to the world as Bilbo Baggins) and Paddy Considine joining Pegg in the cast. Eddie Marsan and Rosamund Pike also co-star.
Working Title Films and Big Talk Productions are producing, with Focus Features handling North American distribution. The project was officially greenlit by Universal at Comic-Con in July, when a teaser poster was released for the film, highlighting a series of invented pub names (“The World’s End” being one of them).
“20 years after attempting an epic pub crawl, five childhood friends reunite when one of them becomes hellbent 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 hometown 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.”