The summer movie season is often flooded with sequels, threequels and prequels. And while usually those movies feature comic book heroes and iconic sci-fi super villians, one of the most anticipated flicks is Edgar Wright‘s The World’s End. The third and final film of the writer/director’s Three Flavor’s Cornetto Trilogy, following Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, this one finds Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman, Rosamund Pike, Paddy Considine, and Eddie Marsan on a pub crawl so epic, it could mean the end of the world.
Six new character posters have been released, and as you’ll notice, each character is paired with a name from one of the pubs they’ll visit. Clever.
The World’s End releases stateside August 23rd!
Source: Bleeding Cool
I know I’ve said it before, but behind all the big superhero and sci-fi blockbusters releasing this summer, my number one pick for movie I most desperately need to see is The World’s End. The final chapter of Edgar Wright, Nick Frost, and Simon Pegg‘s Three Flavors Cornetto Trilogy – Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz comprising the first two slots – releases in the U.S. on August 23rd, which is an agonizing month after it releases in the U.K. on July 19th. Those limey bastards. First Iron Man 3, then Star Trek Into Darkness, now The World’s End!? How come they’re getting all the movies first!? I mean, sure, at least this one’s their movie, but way to rub salt in the wound by making us wait another month!
Believe me, you’ll feel my pain once you watch the full trailer.
In “The World’s End,” 20 years after attempting an epic pub crawl, five childhood friends reunite when one of them becomes hellbent on trying the drinking marathon again. They are convinced to stage an encore by Gary King (Simon Pegg), a 40-year-old man trapped at the cigarette end of his teens, who drags his reluctant pals to their hometown 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.
The flick also stars Martin Freeman, Paddy Considine, Eddie Marsan and Rosamund Pike. Again, releasing in August, how badly do you want to see it?
It’s the greatly anticipated third film in Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright‘s Three Flavor Cornetto Trilogy, The Blood and Ice Cream Trilogy, or whatever you like to call it. It’s The Worlds End, their follow up to Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz and it’s just begun production in London. Announced in a press release earlier today, it was also revealed joining Pegg and Nick Frost as the five childhood friends attempting the most epic pub crawl will be Martin Freeman (Shaun of the Dead, The Hobbit), Paddy Considine (Hot Fuzz, The Bourne Ultimatum), Eddie Marsan (Sherlock Holmes), and Rosamund Pike (Jack Reacher) as the younger sis of Pegg’s character.
Not much more has been revealed about the picture other than the brief synopsis we saw earlier, but I suspect as filming gets underway we’re learn a littler more. The full press release is available below.
You pumped for The World’s End? How about that cast, pretty spectacular isn’t it?
THE WORLD’S END, THIRD COMEDY TEAMING DIRECTOR EDGAR WRIGHT WITH STARS SIMON PEGG AND NICK FROST, COMMENCES PRODUCTION
LONDON, September 28, 2012— Working Title Films and Big Talk Productions have commenced filming on The World’s End, the third installment of Edgar Wright’s trilogy of comedies, following the successes Shaun of the Dead (2004) and Hot Fuzz (2007). The new movie is filming in the U.K. As with the first two movies in the trilogy, Universal Pictures International (UPI) will distribute The World’s End internationally and Focus Features will distribute it in North America.
As with the two earlier pictures, Mr. Wright co-wrote the script with Simon Pegg, who will once again star alongside Nick Frost. Joining the team are actors Martin Freeman (Shaun of the Dead, The Hobbit), Paddy Considine (Hot Fuzz, The Bourne Ultimatum), Eddie Marsan (Sherlock Holmes), and Rosamund Pike (Jack Reacher).
The World’s End also marks Mr. Wright’s third movie with Working Title and Big Talk, following Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz; The World’s End is produced by Nira Park of Big Talk and Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner. The film will be executive-produced by James Biddle, Mr. Wright, Mr. Pegg, Mr. Frost, and Liza Chasin.
Mr. Wright is also reteaming with such creative collaborators as director of photography Bill Pope, production designer Marcus Rowland, hair and make-up designer Jane Walker, editor Paul Machliss, stunt coordinator Bradley Allen, and VFX Double Negative. Guy Speranza is the film’s costume designer.
In The World’s End, 20 years after attempting an epic pub crawl, five childhood friends reunite when one of them becomes hellbent on trying the drinking marathon again. They are convinced to stage an encore by mate Gary King (Simon Pegg), a 40-year-old man trapped at the cigarette end of his teens, who drags his reluctant pals to their hometown 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.
Working Title Films, co-chaired by Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner since 1992, is one of the world’s leading film production companies. Founded in 1983, Working Title has made nearly 100 films that have grossed over $5 billion worldwide. Its films have won six Academy Awards, 30 BAFTA Awards, and prizes at the Cannes and Berlin International Film Festivals. Working Title’s 2012/2013 slate also includes Les Misérables, directed by Tom Hooper and starring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, and Anne Hathaway; John Crowley’s Closed Circuit, starring Eric Bana and Rebecca Hall; Hossein Amini’s The Two Faces of January, starring Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst, and Oscar Isaac; Dan Mazer’s I Give It a Year, starring Rose Byrne and Rafe Spall; the telefilm Mary and Martha, directed by Phillip Noyce and written by Richard Curtis, starring Hilary Swank and Brenda Blethyn; Ron Howard’s Rush, starring Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Brühl; and Joe Wright’s epic love story Anna Karenina, starring Keira Knightley, Jude Law, and Aaron Taylor-Johnson.
Big Talk’s credits include all of Edgar Wright’s films to date: Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, and Greg Mottola’s Paul, written by and starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost with Kristen Wiig. Most recently Big Talk developed and produced Joe Cornish’s debut feature Attack the Block, which was released to critical acclaim in 2011, winning all four Audience Awards at Sitges, SXSW, the LAFF, and Fantasia International Film Festival. Next up for Big Talk is the black comedy Sightseers, directed by Kill List’s Ben Wheatley. The film had its world premiere at Cannes with a Special Screening in the Directors’ Fortnight section. It will have a Gala Screening at the London Film Festival, and will be released in the U.K. in November. Big Talk is currently in production on Cuban Fury, a dance comedy starring Nick Frost, Chris O’Dowd, and Rashida Jones, directed by James Griffiths; and Jeremy Lovering’s psychological thriller In Fear.
What do the three woman pictured above have in common? 1. They’re all blond. 2. They have really great looking skin. I bet they moisturize. 3. They are up for a leading role in Zach Snyder‘s Superman reboot. Oddly NOT for the role of Supe’s woman, Lois Lane.
See, the other day the net was all a flutter with news of mysterious female role aiming to be filled for Snyder’s ‘Superman’. The reports were saying that Alice Eve, Diane Kruger and Rosamund Pike were being shortlisted to star opposite the recently cast Henry Cavill (I’m comfortable with my sexuality enough to say he’s a handsome man). for a role that was NOT Lois Lane, intrepid reporter/ love interest. This led to us believe that the character of Lois, essential to the Superman mythos might not appear in the film at all. Hogwash!
Latino Review reports that fans worried about female continuity needn’t worry, Lois Lane will be in the film and one can assume the list of actresses we reported on earlier this week are probably up for the role.
So, who’s this mystery ‘Superman’ female role? Latino Review is also exclusively reporting that those ladies are up for the role of a Kryptonian villainess named Ursa. Uh, General Zod’s bitch. That Ursa!
Whoa! Ain’t that interesting, thank you very much. As most of you know Ursa first appeared in the Richard Donner Superman and Superman II as one of the trio of Kryptonians, led by General Zod (You Will Kneel Before Him). They were imprisoned in this glass prism thing, a.k.a the phantom zone. They broke out. Caused some havoc on earth. Eventually defeated by some sort of plastic ‘S’ condom Supe’s pulled from his chest.
Now, what makes this interesting is that when you think of Ursa, you think Zod (Kneel Before Him). The two go hand and hand. This leads us to speculate that General Zod (Kneel) will indeed be in the film.
4 months ago news broke that he would be the main villain. However, that was debunked by Snyder himself. Could he have been lying? With all the mystery, it only makes sense. If he wanted to keep Zod (KNEEEEEL!) a secret then casting news for his goons would give it away.
At this time we do not know how much Ursa will play into the narrative. Could be a brief cameo. A flash back, or something to plot out a second film.
Regardless, fan speculation will commence. Will we “Kneel Before Zod”?