There are an awful lot of people out there very excited about The World’s End, the final part of Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Edgar Wright’s Three Flavors Cornetto trilogy (following Shaun Of The Dead and Hot Fuzz). Now a trio of new images have arrive, two from Empire and one via IGN.
IGN also had a chat Edgar Wright about the movie, which he describes as,”It’s a boy’s night out movie gone wrong.”
He also talked about how the three movies fit together, saying, “We have tried to make them like a thematic trilogy. Because Hot Fuzz is slightly different from Shaun but they share aspects, and this too. They’re all different stories with different characters but they have thematic similarities that me and Simon are slightly obsessed with. But Shaun was about where we live – our neighborhood in North London. And then Hot Fuzz was about going back home. Home for me and Simon in terms of a small town. But this one is about looking backwards. It’s more nostalgic. I think a lot about my adolescence and my teenage years and things I’d do differently. I have grand fantasies of going back in time and doing things better. Back to when I was 15 or 16. So there’s an element of that – whether it’s healthy to look or go backwards. That’s kind of what the theme of the film is.”
As for the map in the pic above, Wright says, “That’s his map of the pubs in Newton Haven, which he had as a teenager. You can see on the map that nine pubs are crossed out because when they were teenagers they only got through nine of the 12 pubs. And he’s kept that map. Simon went through a goth phase. If you’ve read Simon’s autobiography there are pictures of him as an Echo and the Bunnymen/Sisters of Mercy fan. And he did dye his hair black, so we thought that was a way to make him look distinctly different. The funny thing is I think he kind of pulls it off. He doesn’t look too tragic to me.”
There’s also been much talk about the supernatural threat the friends on a pub crawl face, but Wright is keeping quiet about that. “It’s not that there are major twists,” he says, “I always feel there are some films that I wish I’d seen cold, so I’d love to try and retain a little bit of mystery.”
Take a look at the Empire pics below as well as the captions that came with them.