Skip to the end: our first look at footage from the conclusion to the unofficial Cornetto Trilogy, The World's End, has arrived. And it is a blast.
It's known colloquially as the Blood & Ice Cream Trilogy. Since director Edgar Wright and star Simon Pegg's previous feature writing collaborations consist of Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, you damn well better be excited about the new movie from the director of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.
Pegg once again stars alongside Nick Frost, who made his broadcast debut on Spaced, and this reliable comedic duo are joined by ringers Martin Freeman, Paddy Considine, and Eddie Marsan. Led by Pegg's perpetually adolescent Gary King, these forty year-old men return to their sleepy home town to complete an ambitious pub crawl that they were unable to complete as teenagers.
This UK trailer sets up the goal nicely, and also reveals the nature of the threat keeping our heroes from completing the journey to the eponymous World's End. It's thoroughly sci-fi, but is also a tidy metaphor for the emotional experience of returning home to a place that feels completely familiar yet wholly alien.
Speaking of metaphor, the trailer so tidily alludes to Shaun of the Dead throughout that I think The World's End may actually be a thematic exploration of why Wright, Pegg, and Frost can't only make movies together for always.
Keep that in mind as you watch the trailer, which is here thanks to MSN UK.