For a couple years now Edgar Write and Simon Pegg have been teasing fans with hints about a film called The World’s End. We knew they were writing it, but there’s been precious little firm news. However now that the script is complete, it’s been revealed things are moving forward, with a September shoot planned and a release tentatively set for spring 2013.
The film will conclude the Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy (also known as the Blood and Ice Cream Trilogy), following Shaun Of The Dead and Hot Fuzz. Edgar Wright will once again direct Pegg and his longtime on-screen companion Nick Frost.
Here is the official synopsis, ’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.’
Once Edgar Wright is finished with The World’s End, he will move directly into The Night Stalker, a big screen adaptation of the cult TV series, which is set to star Johnny Depp as Kolchak, a Chicago newspaper reporter who stumbles into stories based in the Supernatural.