It’s been far too long since we saw the last update on the final installment of writer/director Edgar Wright’s “Blood and Ice Cream” trilogy. Well, that’s if you can even call tweeting a pic of yourself with Simon Pegg standing thoughtfully in front of a writing board with the film’s title hastily scribbled on it an update. I do understand that Wright has been pretty busy though (Ant-Man! Ant-Man! Ant-Man!)
But now we finally have some concrete info about the film in the form of it’s first official synopsis.
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. 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.
Ok, so that’s more of a tease than a synopsis, but quite frankly, I’d rather have that than have the entire film’s plot laid out beat for beat (Yes, I am indeed looking at you, Only God Forgives!). It does sound like it has the potential for some vintage Wright craziness, and I’d love to know what the threat to humanity angle is all about.
Along with the synopsis also comes the news that production on The World’s End will be commencing in September of this year. And while this initially sounds like great news, it does throw a frozen red monkey wrench into the theory that Wright’s Ant-Man would be the untitled fourth Marvel film slated for 2014. While it’s certainly not impossible for him to still have enough time to make both, it’s going to be a bit of a tight squeeze, especially when you realize how effects heavy an Ant-Man film will probably be.
And for those of you unaware, the Blood and Ice Cream trilogy is not a real trilogy as such, seeing as none of the films are actually related. Starting with Shaun of the Dead and then continuing with Hot Fuzz, the “trilogy” was Wright teaming up with funny-men Simon Pegg and Nick Frost for some hilarious tales about zombie apocalypses and small town murder conspiracies that just so happened to feature lots of crimson gore and Cornetto’s. Oh these kooky Brits.
Last Updated: May 10, 2012