Roughly 24 hours after a the official US poster for director Edgar Wright’s “The World’s End” arrived here at Beyond Hollywood, the official trailer for the flick has been released. And what a fine clip it is, too. That might just be my inner Edgar Wright fanboy talking, but I’m actually quite excited to check this one out in theaters. If you knew how much I hate going to theaters these days, then you’d realize just how substantial that is.
In case you haven’t heard, the film stars Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Rosamund Pike, Martin Freeman, Paddy Considine, and Eddie Marsan as a group of friends who reunite after several years to embark on the ultimate pub crawl. Not surprisingly, it doesn’t take very long for things to go wrong. Thankfully, their mishaps appear to be quite entertaining.
An official synopsis, if you please:
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.
“The World’s End” opens in theaters in the UK on July 19. North American Edgar Wright fans will have to wait until August 23 to catch his latest endeavor in theaters. While you’re patiently waiting for that date to arrive, perhaps you can keep your mind occupied by watching the embedded trailer several times in a row. Don’t even pretend like you weren’t going to.
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