Two months after Edgar Wright announced The World’s End, Deadline reports Universal Pictures has given the green light to the conclusion of the comedy trilogy that began in 2004 with Shaun of the Dead and continued in 2007 with Hot Fuzz.
The film, which reunites the director with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, picks up 20 years after an epic pub crawl, with a 40-year-old Gary King dragging his childhood friends back to their hometown to make another attempt at reaching the fabled pub … The World’s End. But as they try to reconcile the past with the present, they realize the struggle isn’t only for their future but for humanity’s.
To promote the film at Comic-Con International, Universal released a teaser poster (at right) that lists the imaginatively named pubs on Gary’s list, with “The Famous Cock” and “The Two Headed Dog” being standouts.
Wright co-wrote The World’s End with frequent collaborator Pegg. Filming begins in October in the U.K.