Having worked together on projects for years now such as quality comedy show 'Spaced' as well as hit movies 'Shaun of the Dead' and 'Hot Fuzz' the already legendary Brit duo that is Simon Pegg and director Edgar Wright took time out to sit down and chat with Empire Online recently about their new "social sci-fi comedy" project 'The World's End'. Wright describes the project: "I would say it's darker, more personal and more silly" and during the interview the couple also managed to name drop sci-fi authors John Christopher and John Wyndham who penned popular sci-fi novels 'The Tripods' and 'The Day Of The Triffids' respectively. Pegg who plays Gary King in the new project will be joined once again by 'Paul' co-star Nick Frost who plays the character Andy Knight. 'The World's End' will mark the final installment in their Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy (AKA the Blood and Ice Cream Trilogy) and is expected for release sometime in Spring 2013. Check out the early plot deets below.
"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."
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