The team behind Shaun of The Dead and Hot Fuzz finally get cracking on their long anticipated new film, the third in their self-named ‘Cornetto Trilogy’.
Its about bloody time! Five years since the release of Hot Fuzz, Pegg and Wright have finally got their act together, officially commencing pre-production on their third film The World’s End.
Having first announced their intention to make this flick back in 2007, the pair sure took their sweet arse time.
The film tells of five childhood friends (currently only Pegg and his best mate Nick Frost are confirmed cast members) who reunite 20 years after a failed epic pub crawl to attempt the feat again. The five have to drink their way to the final pub; The World’s End.
Sounds a little too tame for ‘Mr Wright Here Right Now’ and ‘The Fresh Pegg’ wouldn’t you say? Their last two films have descended into utter bloody chaos. Don’t despair! The current released synopsis hints at more with these 40-year-old booze hounds said to somehow end up fighting for humankind… Intrigued?
Pegg and Wright first teamed up in the 90s, penning, Directing and starring in the cult TV show Spaced. Haven’t seen it? Well hop to it! You’ll find a show oozing with intertextuality, and discover a plethora of in jokes that continue through Shaun and Hot Fuzz.
The team then went on to make Shaun of the Dead which went on to great Box Office and critical acclaim despite being only a limited release film (infact, funds were so tight that the unfeatured zombie extras were reportedly only paid $1.50 a day).
Three years later came the pair’s follow up film Hot Fuzz, this time wielding a full release and a hefty budget.
Can the duo prove that things come in threes? Can they pull off a third piece of “fried gold” (a term coined in Spaced and used in Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz – get your Pegg/Wright trivia here folks!)
If nothing else, at least the film will get them more free icecream. Watch their flicks again; you’ll notice they eat Cornettos in each film. The pair was all too pleased to divulge they received a surprise delivery of Cornettos upon release of each film direct from Walls (the UK version of the brand Streets) hence the name ‘the Cornetto Trilogy’.
Typical. Movie stars get all the luck.
Stay tuned for more info on The World’s End as it develops…but don’t get too excited. Release isn’t estimated until 2014