Simon Pegg To Start Shooting ‘The World’s End’ This Fall – Finishing ‘Cornetto Trilogy’

Yesterday Simon Pegg wrapped up his work on the Star Trek sequel and he already at work on his next project, shooting a guest spot on a TV pilot. And it was just announced that filming on highly-anticipated third entry of his "Cornetto Trilogy" collaboration with Edgar Wright and Nick Frost will start in September. Details, including info on the plot, below.


Pegg, Wright and Frost together again for ‘The World’s End’ this fall

He just finished Star Trek and today Simon Pegg tweeted that he has already started work "in 1940’s LA," pointing out this wasn’t’ a Trek spoiler by saying "We’re NOT doing a City on the Edge of Forever thing." Pegg was actually referring to his guest role in the pilot of the TNT drama LA Noir from Frank Darabont (The Walking Dead). The actor said after the pilot he has work to do "being an author again" and following he "hoped" his next job will "involve plasma and gelato if you catch my drift."

That last bit was a reference to the so called "Three Flavours of Cornetto" trilogy, also known as the "Blood and Ice Cream" trilogy, Pegg’s collaboration with director Edgar Wright and actor Nick Frost. The first two entries were the 2004 horror spoof/homage Shaun of the Dead and the 2007 buddy cop action comedy Hot Fuzz.

"Shaun of the Dead" and "Hot Fuzz," first two entries in Pegg’s Cornetto Trilogy

The next film is titled The World’s End, and like the predecessors has been written by Pegg and Wright, and will be directed by Wright with Pegg and Frost starring. And today Deadline reported that filming will begin in September and it will be released in 2013 (just like the Star Trek sequel). There is also this plot 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.

Catch Pegg in Fantastic Fear Of Everything opening in June (UK)

Pegg will next be seen in the dark comedy A Fantastic Fear of Everything.

The film opens on June 8th in the UK. A US Date hasn’t been announced yet. Also there is a new poster.

"Shaun of the Dead" and "Hot Fuzz," first two entries in Pegg’s Cornetto Trilogy


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James Cannon - Runcorn Trekkie UK

It’ll never be as good as ‘Spaced’ …

Like “The Hangover”, but smart.

I just watched “Paul” last night. I love Pegg and Frost together and there were some good laughs but it was no Shaun of the Dead. Looking forward to World’s End to bring `em back.

I’ll never forget where I was when it was announced that Pegg was tapped to play Scotty, brilliant casting and brilliant actor/writer.

# 2. EM

Exactly! ;-)

Love the use of Aardman style claymation here and there, too….. ;-D

Hot Fuzz is one of the best movies in the past 10 years. It was a comedy but a really great action film too. That one is a must see!

Shaun of the Dead >>>> Hot Fuzz.

Also, my name is Shawn, so it scored extra points for me.

Can’t wait for the next one!

I like Pegg, yet I felt his casting as Scotty was all wrong – I didn’t recognize that character he played – Scotty is supposed to be a lovable rogue, with a twinkle in his eye, the typical Scots hard man, with a soft centre, who mellows with age. Pegg’s portrayal was too manic, too flighty – he seemed to be an entirely different character to the orignal.

I work with the director of Fantastic Fear… so it’s great to see this movie getting international’s going to be a sure fire indie hit!

I know this is completely un-related, but wouldn’t it be cool if Joss Whedon after his success of Avengers gets a big screen sequel to Serenity, with Simon Pegg as new pilot?

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