The Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy (also known as the Blood and Ice Cream Trilogy) comes to its rousing conclusion with The World's End, a movie we've long heard about that is now, finally, heading into production.
The World's End gears up for a September start date
Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg have finished their script, with plans for Wright to once again direct Pegg and his longtime on-screen companion Nick Frost, both of whom appeared together in the first two films of this trilogy Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz.
Though Universal hasn't yet green lit the project, plans are in motion to start shooting this September. The hope is to have the film in theaters by spring of 2013.
Here is the official synopsis that was released today.
"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."
Once Edgar Wright is finished with The World's End, he will move directly into The Night Stalker, a big screen adaptation of the cult ABC series set to star Johnny Depp as Kolchak, a Chicago newspaper reporter who stumbles into stories based in the Supernatural.
The World's End comes to theaters August 23rd, 2013 and stars Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman, Paddy Considine, Rosamund Pike, Eddie Marsan, Julian Seager, Paul Kennington. The film is directed by Edgar Wright.