Edgar Wright's "The World's End" Gets a Poster & Release Date

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It might still be a full year off, but that's never too soon to get excited about a part of the "Blood and Ice Cream" trilogy, the joint projects of Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, and Edgar Wright. Set for a release of October 25th, 2013, The World's End might be the comedy I'm looking forward to most. For one, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are an incredible comic duo, but when led by Edgar Wright the three of them make hilarious entertainment (which started brilliantly in Spaced). Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz were very different and yet very funny for their respective blends of genres. The World's End, a comedy mixed with sci-fi thriller elements, also stars Rosamund Pike (Jack Reacher), Martin Freeman (BBC's Sherlock), Paddy Considine (Hot Fuzz), and Eddie Marsan. 

An added bonus of The World's End getting here sooner rather than later? Edgar Wright can get to work on Marvel's Ant-Man. But for now, here's the first official poster.

But first, in case you're curious, here's the official synopsis:

In “The World’s End,” 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 Gary King (Simon Pegg), 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.

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For now though, here's a great Shaun of the Dead moment to hold you over...

Oct
24
2012
Lex Walker • Editor

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