The apocalypse is nigh, dear friends, but before he elopes to the luscious green fields of the Marvel universe for Ant-Man, Edgar Wright will close his Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy with this year’s The World’s End. And just last night, the English filmmaker took to Twitter to unveil a brand new poster for the upcoming comedy.
How’s that for a sliced of fried gold? Following the tweet, the filmmaker posted a simple message stating ‘2 days’, so keep your eyes peeled for the first trailer over the next 48 hours. For now, though, this brand new quad poster gives us our first visual sense of The World’s End. The plot will orbit around Gary King, a 40-somethings man looking to reunite his old friends to embark on an infamous, 11-legged bar crawl that leads to the fabled, titular pub. Unfortunately for King & Co., middle-life crises are the least of their worries and they soon learn that the fate of the world is very much in their hands.
Like Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz before it, The World’s End looks set to merge genres in a similar, riotous fashion. This is the first film since 2007 that will pit Shaun Pegg, Nick Frost and director Edgar Wright together and, if their previous collaborative efforts are anything to go by, we can readily expect hilarity to ensue. Judging by the poster, it’s as though elements of horror, science fiction, comedy and the apocalypse itself have all been scooped into a creative blender. Also, the surrounding, faceless figures in the background may serve as the films overarching threat. Though they appear humanoid in shape – perhaps the plot nods to Close Encounters of the Third Kind? – with eerie, neon tinted eyes, these beings look anything but warm and cuddly.
The World’s End was recently brought forward for the States, and will debut August 23rd, 2013 – the production will be released slightly earlier for UK audiences on July 19th. With a cast list including Shaun Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman, Paddy Considine and Eddie Marsan, Edgar Wright’s latest incarnation looks to close out his beloved, genre-defying trilogy in style. And hey, be sure to keep an eye out for a certain green mint choc-chip flavour dessert, too.
Keep it tuned here to get the first glimpse of the trailer for the The World’s End over the next couple of days. Until then, let us know whether you’re looking forward to the film in the comments below.