WORLD’S END, THE – AND THE END OF THE WORLD
The pub crawl is a familiar concept to Australians, but even Aussies rarely attempt one that takes them to The World’s End – in this case, a fabled pub. Actually, it’s also possibly the world’s end ... and the title of the Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman, Eddie Marsan & Rosamund Pike comedy from director Edgar Wright, coming to a screen near you, says Andrew L. Urban.
In The World's End, 20 years after attempting an epic pub crawl, five childhood friends reunite when one of them becomes hell-bent on trying the drinking marathon again. Reluctantly, they are convinced to stage an encore by Gary King (Simon Pegg), a 40-year-old man emotionally trapped in his teens. As they attempt to reconcile the past and present, they realise the real struggle is for the future, not just theirs but humankind's. Reaching The World's End is the least of their worries as they seem to be the world’s only hope for survival.
Simon Pegg has an enviable record of going from one hit to another.
Although billed as a comedy, The World’s End joins the fistful of films this year that have apocalyptic themes.
Written by Pegg and Wright, who have collaborated before, The World’s End will be released in Australia on August 1, 2013.
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Published May 16, 2013
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