Edgar Wright explains how the Cornetto Trilogy got its name

The film series includes 'Shaun Of The Dead', 'Hot Fuzz' and 'The World's End'

Edgar Wright has explained how the Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy got its name.

The umbrella term houses three films, all starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost: 2004’s zombie comedy Shaun Of The Dead, 2007’s police-themed Hot Fuzz, and 2013’s The World’s End.

To mark the 15th anniversary of the Shaun Of The Dead London premiere, the director reflected on the trio of films on his Twitter page. “It was such a great night, possibly my favourite after party too,” he wrote. “I look back and wonder why we never got our shit together to take a group photo of the cast!”

He continued: “Also: at the after party they gave out free Strawberry Cornettos (as featured in the movie) so me and Simon contrived to mention Cornettos in the next one as a way of getting more free ice cream next time around… (we didn’t).”

When a fan commented that the lack of freebies was “tragic”, Wright explained the ploy did work later, with the cast and crew being sent some for The World’s End. “2 out of 3 ain’t bad,” he added.

Earlier this year, the director revealed what form his next film would take, explaining it would be a psychological thriller set in London. “I realised I had never made a film about central London – specifically Soho, somewhere I’ve spent a huge amount of time in the last 25 years,” he said in a recent interview.

He also added that a first draft of Baby Driver 2 had been completed and that he was working on a documentary about the band Sparks.