While I’m simultaneously happy and sad that director Edgar Wright keeps getting new projects to work on that are keeping him from doing ‘Ant-Man’ for Marvel, I am nothing but ecstatic to hear this news.
According to Deadline, the man behind ‘Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World’ and Working Title have set a start date for ‘The World’s End’, the final piece of the Blood and Ice Cream Trilogy, joining ‘Shaun of the Dead’ and ‘Hot Fuzz’. The rumored disaster/end of the world type movie, written by Wright and star Simon Pegg, will start production in September. Officially, Universal Pictures hasn’t given the movie the green light just yet, but judging by the fact that the previous two movies grossed $108 million worldwide, it’s safe to say that we’ll be seeing ‘The World’s End’ in spring 2013, as Wright has planned.
Once again, this movie will bring together Pegg and Nick Frost, who are sure to get into some pop-culture-filled antics. But other than that, and the rumored apocalyptic scenario, we knew nothing of the plot of this long-awaited spiritual sequel. However, along with the announcement about getting the ball rolling, we also get a sneak peek of the story:
“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 hometown 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.”
I love it already. I’m a huge fan of the other movies that this trio has put together. Also, I’ve been to that pub before when I spent some time in London during my undergrad years. I can’t even begin to imagine what sort of madness is set to go down there, and I can’t wait to find out.
Edgar Wright, if you’re going to put ‘Ant-Man’ off to do anything, I’m glad it’s this.