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Director Edgar Wright and Working Title plan to begin production in September on The World’s End, the conclusion of the comedy trilogy that began in 2004 with Shaun of the Dead and continued in 2007 with Hot Fuzz, Deadline reports. Wright once again wrote the script with Simon Pegg, who’ll re-team on screen with Nick Frost.
According to the website, The World’s End picks up 20 years after an epic pub crawl, with a 40-year-old Gary King dragging his childhood friends back to their hometown to make another attempt at reaching the fabled pub … The World’s End. But as they try to reconcile the past with the present, they realize “they realize the real struggle is for the future, not just theirs but humankind’s.”
Universal Pictures is expected to greenlight the film for a spring 2013 release.