First Trailer for THE WORLD'S END

There has been much talk around Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, and Nick Frost's final chapter in their Blood & Ice Cream trilogy that began with Shaun of the Dead and continued with Hot Fuzz. Though many fans have been anxiously awaiting this film for many years it also seemed like it might be out of the question from time to time as well (seeing as it took the gang twice as long to follow up Fuzz than it did Dead), but alas we now have the trailer for The World's End. The film chronicles an infamous pub crawl by five friends (Pegg, Frost, Martin Freeman, Eddie Marsan, and Paddy Considine) who attempted this once before in their younger years but were unable to make it to the final pub appropriately titled The World's End. Ringleader Gary (Pegg) is a a bit of an oddball and likely the most outlandish of the bunch as the trailer indicates he is the one gathering up his old group of now grown up business-type men who don't really care to try and make such an epic pub crawl. These characterizations only add to the humor as Pegg seems to simply be chewing every scene he gets and Frost is playing the opposite of what we've seen him do before in Dead, Fuzz, and even Paul. After grabbing the lead in The Hobbit I hope the comic talent of Freeman is also given a chance to shine here as I've enjoyed Freeman's work since seeing him as the original "Jim" in the British version of The Office. The only piece of bad news about this film is that the UK will be getting the film on August 14th while we here in the United States will have to wait an extra two months when the film will drop the week before Halloween. This is a bit of a let down as I originally thought this would be the late summer comedy that would break out as Will Ferrell and Adam McKay were pushing their's to December. Still, I can't wait to see the film, just upset we'll have to wait so long on this side of the pond. Hit the jump to check out the trailer.

Synopsis: 20 years after attempting an epic pub crawl, five childhood friends reunite when one of them becomes hellbent 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 hometown 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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