The World's End premiere date confirmed
THE world premiere of Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright's new comedy The World's End will take place in London next week.
"We’re going to see this through to the bitter end. Or... lager end. "
Prepare to get annihilated! The premiere of the eagerly-awaited ‘barmageddon’ blockbuster, which was partly shot in Welwyn Garden City, will take place on Wednesday, July 10 at the Empire Cinema in Leicester Square.
The World’s End will then go on general UK cinema release on July 19.
Co-writer Pegg, who lives in Hertfordshire, stars as Gary King, who reunites a group of childhood friends to attempt an encore of an epic pub crawl from their youth.
The lager-fuelled romp is the third and final part of Pegg and director Wright’s Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy, after zombie rom-com Shaun of the Dead and cop buddy action movie Hot Fuzz.
The World’s End pub crawl
* The First Post
* The Old Familiar
* The Famous Cock
* The Cross Hands
* The Good Companions
* The Trusty Servant
* The Two Headed Dog
* The Mermaid
* The Beehive
* The King’s Head
* The Hole in the Wall
* The World’s End
Ahead of the apocalyptic sci-fi comedy hitting cinemas later this month, banner posters, each featuring one of the film’s six main characters, have been revealed. Each has a tag line with a pub name.
As well as Pegg playing waster Gary King with dark hair and wearing a long black coat, the movie also features Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead co-star Nick Frost as successful lawyer Andy.
The Hobbit’s Martin Freeman, who lives in Brookmans Park, is estate agent Oliver, with the tag line ‘The Trusty Servant’ on his poster.
Completing the gang of former teenage drinking buddies are Paddy Considine as one-time rocker-turned-architectural consultant Steven, and Eddie Marsan as car dealer Peter. Ex-Bond girl Rosamund Pike provides the love interest as Sam.
Four pubs in Welwyn Garden City feature in the mates’ marathon drinking binge through their hometown of Newton Haven.
However, reaching the fabled The World’s End – the 12th and final pub on their quest – turns out to be the least of the group’s worries.
For things have changed in Newton Haven, with a horde of glowing blue-eyed ‘robots’ inhabiting the town, in a nod to classic movies Invasion of the Body Snatchers and The Village of the Damned.
The World’s End will have a 15 age rating in the UK, the same as Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz.