In a Deadline exclusive, Mike Fleming reports that the final installment of the so-called “Blood and Ice Cream Trilogy,” the celebrated collaboration between director Edgar Wright and actors Simon Pegg and Nick Frost (following Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz), will begin production in December.
The project, titled The World’s End, is expected to be financed by Universal and readied for a Spring 2013 release date. Check out the log-line after the jump…
Twenty 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.
There were rumors that Wright’s next project might be the oft-discussed Ant Man, due to a tweet he sent out last week, but the specificity of this report seems to indicate that The World’s End is definitely what’s up next for the talented young filmmaker. If it lives up to Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, this effort could solidify “Blood and Ice Cream” as one of the most critically-acclaimed trilogies of the new millenium.