Action! Adventure! Drunken annihilation! I don’t know about you, but if the world’s end was upon us, I’d wanna go out my way: inebriated.
Director Edgar Wright looks like he’s all about upping the ante for the end to his “Cornetto Trilogy”. In this new trailer, we get a longer, more detailed look at the five friends who find themselves surrounded by alien-robots and the chaos that ensues. Returning to the town of New Haven to complete a pub crawl they tried to finish twenty years prior, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman, Paddy Considine and Eddie Marsan notice that something just isn’t quite right with the locals.
This feels like a perfect blend of what we loved about Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz: best pals versus masses of enemies in a quaint, small-town setting. Could you want anything more?
…Explosions, devastation and beer, you say? Check, check and check.
The World’s End hits theatres on August 23rd.
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.