The World’s End new poster released ahead of trailer

PUBLISHED: 21:40 06 May 2013 | UPDATED: 15:03 08 May 2013

The World's End poster

The World's End poster

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AHEAD of the first trailer for The World’s End, a new teaser poster for Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright’s much anticipated movie has been released.

Martin Freeman, Paddy Considine, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Eddie MarsanMartin Freeman, Paddy Considine, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Eddie Marsan

Eager film fans will get their first on screen glimpse of The World’s End online later this week.

The official trailer for the final part of Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg’s Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy drops on Wednesday.

And earlier today (Monday), director Edgar Wright tweeted: “Oh hello, new teaser poster for ‘The World’s End’. theworldsendmovie.co.uk/igy3uor6hdznd2… It’s coming soon...”

The pub-based sci-fi apocalyptic comedy starring Hertfordshire-based actor Pegg and Hot Fuzz co-star Nick Frost was filmed in Welwyn Garden City last year and is due for release in the UK on July 19. It’s out on August 23 in the United States of America.

The World's End filming in Letchworth GCThe World's End filming in Letchworth GC

In the hotly-awaited film, Pegg plays Gary King, who reunites a group of old friends for an epic pub crawl, with four of the watering holes visited being renamed pubs in Welwyn Garden City.

However, completing the marathon drinking binge around their home town turns out to be the least of their worries – with the latest poster depicting the two main characters and a horde of glowing eyed people and the tagline ‘Prepare to get Annihilated’.

The 12-pub journey starts at The First Post and ends at the aptly named The World’s End.

Other pubs visited include The Old Familiar, The Famous Cock, The Cross Hands, The Trusty Servant, The Two Headed Dog and The Mermaid.

A pub, renamed The Two Headed Dog, used in The World's End filmingA pub, renamed The Two Headed Dog, used in The World's End filming

As well as Shaun of the Dead duo Pegg and Frost, the film also features The Hobbit’s Martin Freeman, Paddy Considine, Eddie Marsan and ex-Bond girl Rosamund Pike.

As for the film’s Cornetto flavour, director Edgar Wright tweeted last week: “The World’s End’ is not in 3D, but I recommend you eat a mint Cornetto while watching for full sensory overload.”

Romantic zombie comedy Shaun of the Dead – the first part of the trilogy, also known as the Blood and Ice Cream trilogy – features a red strawberry flavoured Cornetto, signifying the film’s bloody and gory elements.

Buddy cop action comedy follow-up Hot Fuzz includes the original classic blue Cornetto, a nod to the police element to the film.

Martin Freeman, Paddy Considine and Nick Frost during filming of The World's End in Welwyn Garden City town centreMartin Freeman, Paddy Considine and Nick Frost during filming of The World's End in Welwyn Garden City town centre

Trilogy sequel The World’s End will feature at some point one of the main characters with a green mint choc-chip ice cream.


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