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Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg And Nick Frost To Begin Shooting THE WORLD'S END This September!

Beaks here...

At long last, the Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy shall draw to a close.

According to Deadline's Michael Fleming, Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are set to begin shooting THE WORLD'S END this September. As on SHAUN OF THE DEAD and HOT FUZZ, Wright will direct from a screenplay he co-wrote with Pegg. The film will be produced by Working Title's Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner and Big Talk's Nira Park, while Universal will likely distribute (Fleming says Uni also has to greenlight the movie, but this is expected as the film will be modestly budgeted).

Along with the vague start date, Deadline also scored what I'm pretty sure is the first extensive logline for THE WORLD'S END. Here 'tis:

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.  

In other words, a remake of TELEFON.

There was renewed speculation this week that Wright's long-in-development ANT-MAN might be his next movie to go before cameras, but that iron will evidently remain in the fire for now - as will the NIGHT STALKER film he's developing with Johnny Depp and an original project currently titled BABY DRIVER. Frankly, I'm happy THE WORLD'S END won out. It's been four years since HOT FUZZ, and I was beginning to worry that Wright, Pegg and Frost might never be able to sync up their schedules long enough to make a movie together.

According to Deadline, THE WORLD'S END will arrive in the spring of 2013. Suck on that, Mayans.

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  • May 9, 2012, 6:32 p.m. CST

    Doomsday alien piss-up??

    by Aiden Blackwell

    I'm in!

  • May 9, 2012, 6:37 p.m. CST

    Total Awesomeness

    by mukhtabi

    Loved Shaun of The Dead and Hot Fuzz, bring on the drunken fight for the future!

  • May 9, 2012, 6:37 p.m. CST ever!

    by Ruben

    Good to see them back.

  • May 9, 2012, 6:40 p.m. CST

    I'm up for anything this trio does

    by Relentless85

  • May 9, 2012, 6:43 p.m. CST

    Not to be a douchenozzle but Hot Fuzz was 5 years ago not 4

    by DirtyDingusMegee

    But regardless I'm happy they're finishing it off.

  • May 9, 2012, 6:46 p.m. CST

    Hell yes. Fuck Ant Man! Fuck him in his stupid micron-sized ass!

    by Aiden Blackwell

  • May 9, 2012, 6:47 p.m. CST

    I agree. Do this instead of ANT-MAN.

    by Stifler's Mom

    I'd rather have this trio cranking out amusing-but-overrated comedies than sully the Marvel brand by bringing a lame character to the big screen.

  • May 9, 2012, 6:52 p.m. CST

    Shaun = fookin awesome. Fuzz = did I miss something?

    by Tikidonkeypunch

    Even if this lands somewhere in the middle I'll be pleased.

  • May 9, 2012, 6:57 p.m. CST

    These guys kinda peaked at Shaun.. He's no Mel Brooks.

    by MST3KPIMP

  • May 9, 2012, 6:57 p.m. CST

    He no Albert Brooks either.

    by MST3KPIMP

  • May 9, 2012, 6:58 p.m. CST

    Kinda think of it he's not even Meredith Brooks.

    by MST3KPIMP

  • May 9, 2012, 7:14 p.m. CST

    Don't get the love for Edgar Wright

    by R.S

    He's a one trick flick. Everything he had was seen in Spaced and he's just rehashed the same tricks ever since. Plus, Scott Pilgrim wasn't much cop.

  • Fair warning.

  • May 9, 2012, 7:41 p.m. CST


    by rakesh patel

    when you start filming get us in for a lock in!

  • May 9, 2012, 7:46 p.m. CST

    Hot Fuzz was great.

    by My_Parts_Are_Showing

  • May 9, 2012, 8:56 p.m. CST

    Yes, I'm all about this trio as well . . .

    by Nice Marmot

    . . . but am I the only one who thinks an Ant-Man flick by Wright would kick all kinds of ass?

  • May 9, 2012, 9:11 p.m. CST

    So much for Ant-Man!

    by Jaster Mareel

    Fucking Christ! Shit or get off the pot!

  • ...and now hit return.

  • May 9, 2012, 9:35 p.m. CST

    I think I've seen this?!

    by hopeless


  • ...or they haven't seen 'Scott Pilgrim' yet. And cast Nathan Fillion as Henry Pym already!

  • May 9, 2012, 9:46 p.m. CST

    That said, I'm sure I'll love 'The World's End'...

    by ThulsaBoom to speak. Please have Lizard Men!!

  • May 9, 2012, 10 p.m. CST

    Oh yeah, godsunclebob well...

    by gotilk

    I'm insanely excited about it, not crazily. And strangely my balls and/or face feel fine. Empty promises.

  • May 9, 2012, 10:02 p.m. CST

    Shit just got REAL

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    I'm up for anything from the Wright/Pegg/Frost trifecta.

  • Shawn was such a loving hilarious homage. Fuzz was the perfection of it.

  • May 10, 2012, 1 a.m. CST

    "Shaun" is the favorite

    by Jon Forbing

    and a great movie, but I actually agree that "Hot Fuzz" is a better movie. If only because "Shaun" was a great horror comedy but "Fuzz" was about 4 - 5 genres all rolled into one. And, to me and most everyone I know, they pulled it off. I don't care what anyone says, Wright is my favorite director and I've enjoyed everything he's ever done. I will most likely love this movie.

  • May 10, 2012, 1:20 a.m. CST

    Hot Fuzz is awesome! Very rewatchable!

    by Cruzboy

    as is Scott Pilgrim... Shaun of the Dead's probably my least favourite of the three but still a fun film.

  • May 10, 2012, 1:48 a.m. CST

    World's End pub

    by zonkk_za

    It's a Rock n Roll pub just down the road from me in Camden in London (although I'm sure there are loads all over the UK). Underneath is a music venue called "The Underworld".

  • May 10, 2012, 2:55 a.m. CST

    Now that IS cool news

    by i_got_worms

  • May 10, 2012, 3:06 a.m. CST

    Nerdy bit of info..

    by Liam Brazier

    ..but the alley way from Spaced where they have the finger gun fight is just next to the World's End (outside the Black Heart pub to be exact). I'd love to know which Camden drinkerys are going to be part of this "epic pub crawl". If the movie ends up any good I can see its route being recreated on a few drunken adventures..

  • May 10, 2012, 3:14 a.m. CST


    by Thomas

    I've just punched myself in the cock. HAPPY NOW!!??

  • May 10, 2012, 4:19 a.m. CST

    Sounds like an idea they came up with when drunk...

    by MajorFrontbum

    You'd think that once they had sobered up, they'd realize how much of an asinine and infantile concept this is. But then again, Simon Pegg is involved - the man probably thinks that everything he does, is cinematic genius. Paul has to be one of the worst moments, in the history of cinema. The man should be fined for making such a bloody rectal discharge of a film.

  • May 10, 2012, 4:28 a.m. CST

    the world's end pub

    by smylexx

    is located in Knaresborough, for those in the UK or planning a visit, pop in.. however, if memory serves, the place was in need of redecorating last time i was there.

  • May 10, 2012, 5 a.m. CST

    Pegg ruined Star Trek

    by Mike Plowman

    His 'comedy take' on Scott was fucking cringe inducing. Everything else in that film was perfect but he ruined the entire thing. I am hoping he plays it straighter in the next one. I was hoping they'd recast but sadly not. Couldn't give a toss about the new film, all Pegg has done, along with Frost and Wright is rehash Spaced in various forms. One trick pony.

  • May 10, 2012, 5:26 a.m. CST

    Instead of Kolchak, Make the Intellivision

    by Bedknobs and Boomsticks


  • May 10, 2012, 5:55 a.m. CST

    *a 40-year old man trapped at the cigarette end of his teens*

    by barry convex

    Cigarette end? Shouldn't that be fag end?

  • May 10, 2012, 6:16 a.m. CST

    But dogs CAN look up!

    by Denty420

    Loved SOTD, Hot Fuzz was okay and The Worlds End sounds interesting. I wonder if they will put in, 'the woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep and miles to go before I sleep'?

  • May 10, 2012, 6:53 a.m. CST

    Didn't Edgar have some Tom Cruise flick lined up next?

    by MaxTheSilent

    And HOT FUZZ is a far better film than SHAUN OF THE DEAD. Troof!!

  • May 10, 2012, 7:40 a.m. CST

    I think in the US a 'Fag End' may be misconstrued to mean something else.

    by harryknowlesnothingaboutfilm

  • May 10, 2012, 8:28 a.m. CST

    Hot fuzz was awesome, Shaun Pretty good

    by caprica

  • May 10, 2012, 9:31 a.m. CST

    How long has he been jerking us around about Ant-Man?!

    by gridlockd

    Now, after all this time, you're saying you're happy he's instead doing a movie about a some friends going to a bar?? Yeah, sounds great. Make Ant-Man, you dick! Bad enough he wasn't in the Avengers, he needs to be in the sequel! Screw your drunk friends!

  • May 10, 2012, 9:49 a.m. CST

    Very good news indeed!

    by Tom Fremgen

    As much as I liked Paul, it was missing some of the magic :)

  • May 10, 2012, 10:16 a.m. CST

    Together great; Not together not so great!

    by NeVerMind

    Shaun and Hot Fuzz are comedy/homage masterpieces. However when they have been apart (Wright, Pegg and Frost) we got the likes of Scott Pilgrim and Paul, both of which were overhyped but turned out mediocre. So great news that they are joining up forces again and hopefully the result will be spectacular!

  • May 10, 2012, 10:28 a.m. CST


    by TinSpider

    Must suck to be you. Miserable bastard.

  • May 10, 2012, 11:09 a.m. CST

    Marvel needs to let someone else do Ant-Man

    by rev_skarekroe

    Wright clearly has no intention of actually making the film.

  • May 10, 2012, 11:33 a.m. CST

    Will I be beaten if i say

    by Chris

    that I didn't think Hot Fuzz was all that great?

  • May 10, 2012, 1:25 p.m. CST

    So it's Stephen King's 'It' with beer and fart jokes?!

    by Roman Troy Moronie

    I'm in. Love Shaun and Hot Fuzz. Shaun in infinitely quoteable... and the outtakes ... some of the funniest I've ever seen. Simon and Nick doing one of the scenes as Michael Caine and Sean Connery ... or Simon and Peter doing a scene as John Lennon and Paul McCartney... good stuff.

  • May 10, 2012, 1:51 p.m. CST

    get rid of Pegg and I might be interested

    by Kakii

    I really cant stand Pegg, hes the same 1 trick pony and a cock, Star Trek wouldve been even more epic if he hadnt showed his ugly talentless mug in it. Wright and Frost are better off without him, I hated SOTD and avoid any films with Pegg in. After Scott Pilgrim, which was awesome I do think Wright could do a good Ant Man or superhero flick, just keep Pegg out of it!

  • May 10, 2012, 2:16 p.m. CST


    by Jon Forbing

    No, you will not. Though you have a dissenting opinion from mine, you managed to present it in a way that didn't make you sound like a complete knob. You made it clear that it was your opinion, you didn't use a bunch of big (misspelled) words to prove what a smart film-nerd you are, and you didn't directly insult anyone (talkbacker or filmmaker). From me you get praise. I respect your opinion, and would love to hear your reasoning for it.

  • May 10, 2012, 2:59 p.m. CST

    I just don't get it

    by Big_Daddy_Nero

    I love Shaun of the Dead. Love it. LOVE. IT. I can watch it any time, any where, it's just one of those films, like Jaws, that I can just pick it up anywhere and give it a go, and be happy. And so when Hot Fuzz came along, I was ecstatic. I thought it had to be even more of the same greatness that I loved in Shaun. And I can't even get through the whole thing. I swear to God, I have tried like a dozen times, but I simply cannot even FINISH it, it loses me very early on, and I get bored or fall asleep. I WANTED to like it, I really really did. And I figure, as much praise as gets heaped on it, it must just be me, it must just be something I am not 'getting'. So what's the deal? What IS it that is so great about it? And don't just say it is an homage, a mash-up of several genres - I have read that a thousand times already, it doesn't MEAN anything. What is it that is so compelling about that movie?

  • May 10, 2012, 3:38 p.m. CST

    oart three of the "Blood and Cornetto" Trilogy!!! HELL YEAH!

    by MariusXe

    Waited for an announcement for quite some time there, fellas.

  • May 10, 2012, 3:39 p.m. CST

    its part three, not oart three

    by MariusXe

  • May 10, 2012, 4:37 p.m. CST

    This is the best news I've heard in a long time.

    by Yelsaeb

    That is all.

  • May 10, 2012, 5:27 p.m. CST


    by Jon Forbing

    I'll take that challenge. Aside from the whole "genre-mashup" thing, which you said you've been bashed over the head with so I won't dwell on, there's a few things most fans of the flick tend to like. Also, most of them can be tied back to "Shaun" as well, so even if you still don't like the film, hopefully you'll have a better understanding of why we do. 1) What "Shaun" did for zombie-flick tropes, "Fuzz" did for buddy-cop action movies. In both, you get the feeling that the movie is both a send-up and a love letter to that genre. 2) Wright and Pegg are the kings of the callback (some, not me of course, would say to a fault). In "Shaun", you have recurring jokes like "You've got red on you", "Dogs can't look up", and "I'll stop doing it when you stop laughing". "Fuzz" has these in abundance, though if you haven't gotten to the end, you probably didn't catch most of them. 3) Wright is, almost inarguably, one of the most detail-obsessed directors working today. In "Fuzz", as in "Shaun", the movie bares repeated viewings to notice little jokes, things that match up or represent other things, and tiny sound cues or visual touches. Like I said, I know that isn't going to change your mind, and that's fine. Your opinion is your opinion. But maybe you just have a better vibe for why so much of us dig it. In a lot of ways, it's "Shaun" jacked up to the extreme, with cops and murderers instead of zombies and their victims.

  • May 10, 2012, 5:28 p.m. CST


    by mygirleatsbannanas

  • May 10, 2012, 5:54 p.m. CST

    The Worlds End

    by D o o d

    is a shit infested pub in Camden. Why anyone would want to make their way there is beyond me!

  • May 10, 2012, 6:40 p.m. CST

    Hot Fuzz is fucking GOLD

    by Amazing Maurice

    I actually didn't like it all that much the 1st time round. But repeat viewings have totally convinced me. I enjoy it way more than Shaun of the Dead now. Shaun of the Dead kind of fell apart once the gang made it to their local pub. And the last act literally had nowhere to go. But Hot Fuzz starts slowly and builds and teases until everything goes complete apeshit. Timothy Daltan is fucking having the time of his life in that movie and I love every minute of his sneering smarminess. Plus you just have to love Belloq dressed as a priest with twin handguns screaming FUCK OFF GRASSHOPPER!

  • May 11, 2012, 4:29 a.m. CST

    Drink up! The world's about to end!

    by JonRD463

    First thing that came to mind when I thought of Brits, a pub, and the world ending. Paper bags on head optional.

  • Wouldn't expect him to show up in an Avengers sequel or nothing, but as a stand-alone it'd be ridiculous in the right hands - er, Wright hands. Sorry.