Simon-Pegg-in-The-Worlds-EndConcluding the Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy, Edgar Wright’s The World’s End is naturally one of our most anticipated films of the year. We’ve had Shaun of the Dead, we’ve had Hot Fuzz, and now we can’t wait to see how The World’s End brings to a close the three films (linked thematically, rather than through characters, of course).

Yesterday brought with it two brilliant new images from the film, following on from the first official image that we saw just before Christmas. And now IGN has debuted a new image, after getting a chance to sit down with Wright and talk about the film.

“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.”

Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are of course front and centre once more. And joining them for this adventure will be Martin Freeman, Paddy Considine, Eddie Marsan, and Rosamund Pike.

Wright is back behind the camera once more, directing from another script he co-wrote with Pegg. And in the interview, he gave a little explanation of the image below:

“IGN: The still is of Simon; so can you explain what’s happening?

Wright: 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.

IGN: And what about the look of the character?

Wright: 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.”

The World’s End will be arriving in UK theatres on 14th August in the UK. Its US release date is set for slightly later on 25th October. You’d be wise to keep a place firmly reserved for The World’s End on your Top 10 Films of 2013 list, because this is going to be brilliant.