It all started with SHAUN OF THE DEAD, a hilarious parody of zombie films starring Simon Pegg as the Man Least Likely to Be a Badass. After most of his friends and neighbors turn into brain-eating monsters, Shaun (Pegg) fights for survival with his housemate Ed (Nick Frost), all while attempting to reunite with his ex-girlfriend, Liz (Kate Ashfield).
The brilliance continues with HOT FUZZ, a fantastically funny buddy cop satire which follows a straight-laced officer (Pegg) forced to work in a crime-free village alongside his bumbling partner (Frost). When a string of brutal murders occurs, the duo relies on inspiration from Hollywood blockbusters to turn into the ultimate pair of tough guys.
The trilogy comes to an epic conclusion with THE WORLD'S END, in which a group of chilldhood chums reunites to complete the pub crawl they started twenty years earlier. Their lives, along with their friendships, have changed dramatically since their teenage days, but their differences cease to matter when they're presented with the challenge of not only drinking their way through twelve pubs but of saving the entire planet. Filled with the uproarious humor and madcap adventures we've come to expect from Wright, THE WORLD'S END insures that this trilogy will go out with a bang. (Sarah Pitre)
Wright and Pegg dubbed it the “Blood and Ice Cream” trilogy (also known as the “Three Flavours Cornetto” trilogy) because each film features a double scoop of blood and ice cream. Specifically a different flavor of Cornetto - a tasty frozen treat famous in the UK (the equivalent of our Good Humor King Cone) - that represents the theme of each film (red strawberry for zombie gore, blue original for police action, mint choc-chip for alien invasion).
THE WORLD'S END opens in theatres everywhere August 23rd.