Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman Revealed
The Inside Story Of Sideshow Collectibles
Guardians Of The Galaxy Review
Nick Frost:
My Movie Life

The World's End star's pick of the flicks
Promotion: Destiny Awaits
Win a limited edition PS4 and a copy of Destiny
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
New Poster For Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight Debuts
See it in the new issue of Empire
Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb Trailer Lands
The magic is fading...
Emile Hirsch Joins Just Jim
Craig Roberts' directorial debut
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
25 July 2014
Edgar Wright Heads For Grasshopper Jungle
He's attached to the young adult adaptation
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Hector And The Search For Happiness
15 August 2014
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Cuban Fury (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The World's End (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)
Empire Star Rating
A Fantastic Fear Of Everything (2012)
Empire Star Rating
Snow White And The Huntsman (2012)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Pegg And Wright Talk The World's End
Scoop on the third flavour Cornetto

28 May 2012  |  Written by Chris Hewitt  |  Source: Exclusive

submit to reddit

Details on The World's End - the final part of Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright's Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy - have been wrapped up tighter than your average mint flavour ice-cream snack. But no longer: we spoke exclusively to Pegg and Wright for the new issue of Empire, on sale this Thursday, and gleaned some enticing new details.

We knew that the movie revolves around a pub crawl involving Gary King (Pegg) and four childhood friends (including Nick Frost as a character called Andy Knight), while a cataclysmic, possibly apocalyptic event, rages around them. But now Pegg tells us that the movie involves "a crawl through twelve pubs, culminating in the final one, which is The World's End."

Wright chips in, "This is as much about where you grew up as the people you grew up with..." But, while it seems that The World's End is more mature than either Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, he's keen to point out that "it's also very silly. I would say it's darker, more personal and more silly."

Good to know. For more from Pegg and Wright on the movie's themes, influences and the differences between Gary King and Shaun Riley, turn to the issue. But we couldn't let the writer-actor-director duo go without finding out which genre we're dealing with here. If Shaun was a rom-zom-com, and Hot Fuzz was a pastiche of explosive buddy movies, then where is The World's End taking us?

"Hard to say," says Wright, before deciding. "It's a sci-fi comedy." "Social sci-fi," adds Pegg. "Social science-fiction," agrees Wright, warming to the task. "Look it up on Wikipedia and then bone up on John Christopher and John Wyndham."

Ooooh...Given that Christopher (a pen-name, admittedly) wrote The Tripods and Wyndham wrote The Day Of The Triffids, does that mean The World's End deals with a kind of alien invasion? We'll find out next year. Meanwhile, the film remains on course for a start this autumn. Cannot wait.

For more from Pegg and Wright on The World's End, buy the new issue of Empire, on sale Thursday 31st May.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

New Amazing Spider-Man Trailer
With some new footage...
Denzel Washington Could Be The Equalizer
Update: He's in!

Your Comments

Yes, this is all very interesting, but ...
... when can I get a bloody ticket? Consider this one already sold. Can't come around fast enough as far as I'm concerned. I know I'm not the only one as well. This and Anchorman 2 are the only upcoming comedies worth talking about, surely? I may have to watch Hot Fuzz yet again to calm my nerves. Either that or go and see who's hanging round the duck pond (wink wink. Eh? Eh?). More

Posted by Nicky C at 12:52 on 29 May 2012 | Report This Post

Gary KING and Andy KNIGHT? You don't suppose this turns in a medieval style crusade to the last pub, do you? More

Posted by RandyChimp at 20:32 on 28 May 2012 | Report This Post

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
A Pocket Guide To Game Of Thrones’ New Cast Members
Know your Doran Martell from your Nym Sand

Empire's The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies Covers Are Here
Bard The Bowman or Smaug The Magnificent?

Directors Special: Peter Hyams Goes Film-By-Film
The veteran director on Timecop, Outland, 2010, Enemies Closer and more

Explore The Massive Avengers: Age Of Ultron Comic-Con Banner
Use our interactive gadget to zoom in on Hulk, Iron Man, The Vision and co. in action

The 10 Biggest Stories Of Comic-Con 2014
The shocks to emerge from this year's geek-fest. Avengers! Max! Mann!

Models Inc.: The Inside Story Of Sideshow Collectibles
How the likes of Batman, Superman and Luke Skywalker become collectible figures

The Empire Podcast #121: Brett Ratner Talks Hercules On This Week's Show
Plus The Purge: Anarchy producer Jason Blum pops in to talk horror

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time Subscribers' Cover

Subscribe today and get the cover and 3 issues for only £10!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)