Films

The World's End

August 23rd 2013
  • Comedy/Sci-Fi,
  • R,
  • 109 min,
  • Focus Features
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  • Cast: Simon Pegg, Martin Freeman, Nick Frost, Paddy Considine, Rosamund Pike, David Bradley, Eddie Marsan, Mark Heap, Julian Seager, Thomas Law, John Duggan, Jasper Levine, Feyi Babalola, Zachary Bailess, Luke J. Scott, Paul Kennington, Luke Bromley, Angie Wallis, Mark Fox
  • Director: Edgar Wright
  • Writers: Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg
  • Producers: Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Nira Park
  • Co Producer: Mairi Bett
  • Executive Producers: James Biddle, Liza Chasin
  • Art Direction: Nick Gottschalk
  • Casting: Nina Gold
  • Costume Design: Guy Speranza
  • D.O.P.: Bill Pope
  • Editor: Paul Machliss
  • Makeup: Waldo Mason
  • Music: Steven Price
  • Production Design: Marcus Rowland
  • Set Decoration: Sara Wan

Storyline

Twenty 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

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Filming Locations: Hertfordshire, UK; Surrey, UK
  • MPAA Warning: Pervasive language including sexual references
  • Production Budget: $20 million
  • Production Companies: Big Talk Productions, Relativity Media, Working Title Films
  • Production Schedule: October 2012 - January 2013

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Trivia

2013 Guide Analysis: "God bless Edgar Wright. Following on from "Shaun of the Dead" and "Hot Fuzz," the lovable English filmmaker took a break to do something different. That resulted in the quirky and highly enjoyable "Scott Pilgrim vs. The World". Now, he returns to the U.K. and re-teams with his regular cohorts Simon Pegg and Nick Frost for this final film in his Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy (or Blood and Ice Cream trilogy for those who don't know what a Cornetto is).

While 'Shaun' was a romantic comedy blended with a zombie apocalypse (red strawberry-flavored Cornetto), and 'Fuzz' a buddy cop action film mixed with a British murder mystery (blue vanilla-flavored), this sounds almost like a coming-of-middle-age comedy set during a sci-fi apocalypse (green mint choc-chip flavoured).

The story is set twenty years after five childhood friends attempted an epic pub crawl. Said friends reunite when one of them drags his reluctant pals to their hometown and once again attempts to reach the fabled pub at the end of their list - The World's End. Attempting to reconcile past and present, they soon realize the real struggle is for the future of humanity.

It isn't made clear yet what this apocalypse will be, though Wright made a reference to the works of "The Day of the Triffids" and "The Midwich Cuckoos" author John Wyndham in one interview. Shot mostly around the pubs of Welwyn Garden City in Hertfordshire, the film is slated for a release in the UK in August ahead of a international rollout later in the year."

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Worldwide Release Dates

  • 18 July 2013: New Zealand
  • 19 July 2013: Ireland, UK
  • 31 July 2013: Iceland
  • 1 August 2013: Australia
  • 28 August 2013: France
  • 5 September 2013: Russia
  • 12 September 2013: Germany
  • 19 September 2013: Netherlands, Singapore
  • 26 September 2013: Italy
  • 27 September 2013: Estonia, Sweden
  • 4 October 2013: Finland
  • 16 October 2013: Belgium
  • 18 October 2013: Norway
  • 25 October 2013: Brazil
  • 31 October 2013: Denmark