Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are of course once more returning in the leads, with a brilliant cast starring alongside them. We caught an excellent new teaser poster back in October, and things have been fairly quiet since then.
But with production officially now wrapped, Pegg has been kind enough to tweet the first official still, giving us a great first look at the leading duo and their co-stars.
“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.”
Joining Pegg and Frost for their final outing in the trilogy will be Martin Freeman, Rosamund Pike, Paddy Considine, and Eddie Marsan, making it one of the best casts we have to look forward to next year.
Wright is once more directing from a script he co-wrote with Pegg, with past collaborators Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz) and Nira Park (Shaun of the Dead, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) producing.
It’s been far too long since we saw Wright behind the camera, and even longer since we saw the last film in the series with 2007’s Hot Fuzz, so naturally we’re all really, really looking forward to this one.
The World’s End is set for a UK release on 14th August, 2013, and will be following a few months later with its US release date set for 25th October. This is going to be amazing. For now, here’s the first official image, which you can click through to enlarge.