For fans of Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, the forthcoming comedy, The World’s End, is one of the most eagerly-awaited films of the year. The teaser trailer has been released this morning and you can get a first look at it right here.

The Edgar Wright direction reunites comedy-duo Simon Pegg and Nick Frost and wraps up their unofficial ‘Three Flavours Cornetto’ trilogy (named after Polish art house director Krzysztof Kieślowski’s ‘Three Colours’ trilogy).

The comedy stars The Hobbit’s Martin Freeman, Rosamund Pike (Jack Reacher), BAFTA-winning Paddy Considine (The Bourne Ultimatum) and David Bradley, famed for playing Filch in the Harry Potter films.

The World’s End follows five friends who set out on an epic pub crawl they started 20 years earlier but never finished. The group of old friends aim to drink 12 pints at 12 different pubs, finishing at The World’s End tavern.
During their marathon pub crawl, the boozy bunch witness an alien invasion and realise that they hold the fate of all mankind in their hands.

With the tagline ‘Good food. Fine ales. Total Annihilation’, we cannot wait to see what Pegg and Wright have come up with. If it’s anything like Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, we can expect a witty script, satirical undertones and undoubtedly someone eating a Cornetto.

The World’s End comes to UK cinemas July 19 before hitting North America on August 23.

Interesting fact

The majority of the film was shot in Letchworth Garden City which is also home to the United Kingdom’s first roundabout. The film crew wanted to shoot a scene where they drive over the famous 104 year-old roundabout, unaware they needed permission from North Herts District Council! But not even Oscar-winning filmmakers like Spielberg are to mess with the sacred roundabout, let alone Pegg and Frost, without permission!

Letchworth Committee chairman Cllr David Levett said: “We shouldn’t allow film companies – and I don’t care if it’s directed by Steven Spielberg or whoever – to do what they want without asking the council first.”

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