With The World’s End releasing a brand spanking new image online, director Edgar Wright has been doing his bit to stoke excitement in the project by discussing a little of what we can expect from his latest team-up with Nick Frost and Simon Pegg.
“It’s a boy’s night out movie gone wrong,” explains the director to IGN (opens in new tab) . ” Shaun was about where we live – our neighbourhood in North London. And then Hot Fuzz was about going back home. Home for me and Simon in terms of a small town. But this one is about looking backwards.
“It’s more nostalgic. I think a lot about my adolescence and my teenage years and things I’d do differently. I have grand fantasies of going back in time and doing things better. Back to when I was 15 or 16. So there’s an element of that – whether it’s healthy to look or go backwards. That’s kind of what the theme of the film is.”
He also goes on to explain how the film will fit into the Blood & Ice Cream trilogy as a whole, and how it compares to American comedies that touch on similar themes.
“I think this one is our way of wrapping up, with some formality, the man-child aspect of the series. There’s an element within all of the movies that’s about growing up. Shaun has to grow up to be a hero. In Hot Fuzz Nick Angel has to dumb down to Andy’s level to save the day.”
“There’s a lot of American comedies in the last 10 years that have been about man-children or dealing with responsibility. But I feel that they never get too deep under the surface. They bring up some aspects but don’t delve into them very deeply. And I think here we tried to skewer those movies in a sense.”
Co-starring Paddy Considine, Martin Freeman, Rosamund Pike and Eddie Marsan, The World’s End will open in the US on 25 October 2013, with a UK date to be confirmed.