Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are of course front and centre once more, following the brilliant Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz. And after catching a great Trilogy featurette for the film last week, Universal have released the first TV spot ahead of its release on our shores this month.
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.
Pegg and Frost are once more joined by a terrific ensemble cast, this time led by Martin Freeman, Paddy Considine, Eddie Marsan, and Rosamund Pike.
Wright is directing from another script he co-wrote with Pegg, with past collaborators Nira Park (Scott Pilgrim, Shaun of the Dead) and Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner (Shaun of the Dead, Les Misérables) producing.
The World’s End will be released in the UK on 19th July, with its US release date falling a little later on August 23rd.