Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Teaser Trailer
The Farewell To Middle-earth Issue
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe: Get 12 Issues For £25
Buy the perfect Christmas present this year
Farewell To Middle-earth
Full details of our Peter Jackson-edited issue
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
The Martian Script Goes Interstellar
Exclusive look at Ridley Scott’s space-bound artwork
Podcast #142: Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Tim Burton
Featuring The Interview(s)
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
17 December 2014
First Clip From Absolutely Anything
Simon Pegg has the power
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
The Boxtrolls (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Hector And The Search For Happiness (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Cuban Fury (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The World's End (2013)
Empire Star Rating
The World's End (2013)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

The World's End Featurette Online
Explore the history of the Cornetto Trilogy

24 June 2013  |  Written by James White  

submit to reddit

If you’re a die hard fan of Simon Pegg, Edgar Wright and Nick Frost’s Cornetto Trilogy collaboration – Shaun Of The Dead, Hot Fuzz and this year’s The World’s End – you likely know the less-than-complicated story behind its inception. But if you were wondering, or you just want to hear the trio and others talk about it while showing off footage from all three, take a look at the featurette below. 

 

The World’s End is, according to Wright, a thematic wrap-up of the first two movies, albeit with a new story and characters. “It does continue and wrap up themes from the other movies.”

Also addressed? The fact that none of the three films were – or are – intended as parodies and that the original Cornetto reference grew out of the fact that the ice cream treat was Wright’s favourite method of dealing with hangovers in college, the big lush.

With The World’s End, we find Pegg as Gary King, looking to rekindle old friendships and complete a legendary pub crawl from his youth, only to discover that his old home town is no longer quite as welcoming as it once was. It’ll blast into our cinemas on July 19 before heading to America on August 23. For more on the film, check out the August issue of Empire, which lands on the shelves on Thursday July 27. 


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

Richard Matheson Dies
Iconic author was 87
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script

SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS

SAVE UP TO 69% GET 12 ISSUES FOR ONLY £25
Get the best seat in the house by subscribing to the world's biggest movie magazine today. Save up to 69% and every month you'll get exclusive subscriber-only covers, access to the biggest stars and the best news, reviews and behind-the-scenes reports straight from the set. Click here to find the perfect offer for you


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Watch: Night At The Museum's Cast Share Their Favourite Robin Williams Performance
Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson and Ben Kingsley pay tribute to the actor

Watch: Jack O'Connell And Luke Treadaway Talk Unbroken
On POWs, panto and how to name your bomber

Review Of 2014: The 15 Best Cameos Of The Year
Our favourite one-scene movie-stealers

8 Things You Can Learn From The BFI's Star Wars Exhibition
The original crawl, a 'grotesque' villain and a very different princess

Review Of The Year: 40 Worst Posters Of 2014
One-sheets that you'd rather not have on your wall

Hobbit Q&As: Ian McKellen On Finally Saying Goodbye And Farewell To Gandalf The Grey
Read our exclusive Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies interviews

Review Of 2014: The Best TV Moments Of The Year
We celebrate the small screen's biggest scenes

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

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 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month 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  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)