THE WORLD’S END is an upcoming British science-fiction comedy film directed by Edgar Wright (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World), written by Wright and Simon Pegg, and starring Pegg and Nick Frost. The three and the film’s producer Nira Park have previously worked together on the television series “Spaced,” as well as the other two films in the so-called “Blood and Ice Cream Trilogy” (aka “Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy”), that began with the zombie flick “Shaun of the Dead” (2004) and continued with the action-leaning “Hot Fuzz” (2007). Wright has described the film (THE WORLD’S END) as an example of the social science-fiction genre, in the tradition of John Wyndham and Samuel Youd.
Five childhood friends reunite after twenty years to repeat a legendary pub crawl from their youth, returning to their hometown once again to attempt to reach the fabled pub “The World’s End”. Over the course of the night, they begin to realise that the real struggle is “not just theirs but humankind’s”, and completing the crawl becomes the least of their worries.
- via MSN