Humankind’s last hope for survival is five friends who reunite after 20 years in their attempt to top their epic pub crawl in The World’s End. This new comedy is Edgar Wright’s trilogy of comedies that star Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. The first two movies were Shaun of the Dead in 2004 and Hot Fuzz in 2007. The World’s End also has a touch of science fiction in it since these unlikely heroes will find that their town has been taken over by robots. Check out the article below to know more about this new film and its director: Edgar Wright.
“Meet Edgar Wright, Director of The World’s End
When Edgar Wright was 19, he and his friends went on a pub crawl in his hometown, Wells in Somerset. “Out of 13 pubs, I managed to get through six before getting completely, wildly drunk,” he laughs. “I then spent the rest of the night trying to find this girl I was going out with, forgetting she was out of town. I ran through somebody’s garden into a clothesline and knocked myself out. I got a very thin purple bruise.”
A couple of years later he wrote and directed his first film, A Fistful Of Fingers (tagline: The Greatest Western Ever Made … In Somerset), and followed it up with a script about his teenage pub crawl, “a big quest movie,” he says. “There’s a big noble sinking of the final pint followed by a long slow-motion sequence of all the characters throwing up on each other. A hollow triumph. Then they go to their old school and sit and watch the sun come up, covered in sick and bloody knuckles and mud.” Crawl, as it was called then, would have to wait a few years to make it off the page.
In the meantime, Wright hooked up with budding writer, actor and fellow comic nerd Simon Pegg. They met while Wright was directing Mash And Peas, an anarchic Matt Lucas-David Walliams sketch show for the Paramount Comedy Channel in 1996. Jessica Stevenson (now Hynes) was in the show, and Pegg was a friend of Walliams. Wright subsequently directed Stevenson and Pegg in another Paramount series called Asylum; the three hit it off and created Spaced, a sitcom of rare emotional authenticity. Following two much-loved series, Wright and Pegg found global success with 2004′s zom-rom-com Shaun Of The Dead.
A product of the VCR era, Wright was raised on the films of Sam Raimiand John Landis, and his career has developed concurrently with the gatecrashing of the mainstream by the geek hordes. His work is awash with pop culture references: his one American feature to date, Scott Pilgrim Vs The World, was an astonishing eyegasm, but it’s the British films he’s made with Pegg that have sealed his reputation. Shaun Of The Dead riffed on George A Romero, Hot Fuzz brought Bad Boys II to sleepy Somerset, and now, wrapping up their loose “Cornetto trilogy” is The World’s End, in which the hitherto unassuming Letchworth is given the Independence Day treatment.”
The rest of the article can be read at The Guardian.
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