The World’s End is an upcoming British science-fiction comedy film directed by Edgar Wright, 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 “Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy”, Shaun of the Dead (2004) and Hot Fuzz (2007). The film follows a group of friends reattempting an “epic” pub crawl.
The film is being produced by Big Talk Productions, StudioCanal and Working Title Films. Filming began in September 2012 at locations in Welwyn Garden City and Letchworth Garden City. Part of the film was also shot at High Wycombe railway station in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. Filming ended on December 22, 2012.
The film is scheduled to be released in the United Kingdom on July 19, 2013 and in the United States on August 23, 2013.
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.
Wright has described the film as an example of the social science-fiction genre, in the tradition of John Wyndham and Samuel Youd.
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First Published: Jul 15, 2012 – Last Updated: May 9, 2013