Cinema is filled with memorable and repeated pairings between directors and actors, but with all due respect to Scorsese/De Niro, Allen/Allen and Cameron/Paxton, the collaborations between Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg are a magic all their own. After a successful run on UK TV (that ended with Spaced) the duo unleashed two genre-hopping films that were described as parts one and two in a loose and unofficial trilogy.
Shaun of the Dead melded comedy with horror while Hot Fuzz brought the laughs with an action film homage, and now the third and final film in the Blood and Ice Cream trilogy is mere months away.
The World’s End follows a group of five friends who reunite and return to a small town where they last failed to complete an epic pub crawl. Convinced to try again the five discover how the years have changed them, but the bigger surprise is how something else has changed the townspeople of Newton Haven.
Check out the international teaser courtesy of MSN below.
It’s fantastic seeing Pegg and Nick Frost together again under Wright, but just as exciting is the idea of Martin Freeman, Paddy Considine and Eddie Marsan getting a healthy dollop of screentime to display their comedic wares. Plus Rosamund Pike and her wide open eyes!
It looks like the story will see the quintet discovering and being forced to deal with an alien threat of some kind, but in addition to the Body Snatchers vibe there also appears to be some actual insectoid-like aliens involved too.
The World’s End hits US movie theaters on August 23rd, 2013 (but you lucky bastards in the UK get it a month earlier on July 19th)