We are but ants in the afterbirth in comparison to Edgar Wright, Nick Frost, and Simon Pegg. I was at a movie theater this past weekend taking my 8 year-old to see The Avengers and the kid selling tickets had Shaun of the Dead listed as his favorite movie on his nametag. When I told him I knew Edgar he first thought I was lying and then swooned as if he were a 60’s teenage girl and I had a bag of Lennon sperm. These guys are special in a way all their own and Hot Fuzz and Shaun are just about unimpeachable. The third in their “three flavors” trilogy has long been rumored and discussed, but according to Deadline it’s much closer than we thought.
The World’s End. Spring 2013.
The Plot: 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.
As if it matters. If you aren’t sold at the jump you’re a rat fuck.