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Universal Officially Greenlights Edgar Wright's THE WORLD'S END!

Published at: July 13, 2012, 1:02 p.m. CST by mrbeaks

Beaks here...

This was actually a foregone conclusion, but now that it's official, let's dance! Universal has greenlit THE WORLD'S END, the concluding chapter in the THREE COLOURS CORNETTO trilogy hatched by Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. The film will begin shooting this October, and since Deadline snagged the exclusive teaser poster (Nikki Finke's been a huge fan of the Wright/Pegg/Frost team since SPACED), I'll merrily copy and paste their plot summary right here:

The film starts 20 years after five childhood friends attempted an epic pub crawl. The 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.  

If you're at Comic Con this weekend, you might want to check out the Marvel panel. Sounds like there might be some Wright stuff unveiled there as well.

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