Deadline reports that the long-developed third chapter to Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost’s so-called “Blood and Ice Cream Trilogy” has a start date and official synopsis. Following Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz thematically, Working Title and Edgar Wright report that The World’s End is due to start filming in September for a 2013 release.
The official logline is: 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.
When we spoke to co-writer/star Simon Pegg last year, he told us that “It’s very much the culmination of those first two films. It will make those series of films a trilogy. You know, Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead are related insomuch as the personel involved and a few kind of little in-jokes as well, but they’re really very different films. Whereas World’s End is like the answer to the equationShaun times Hot Fuzz. And it seals it it as a three part film series”.