New Simon Pegg and Nick Frost movie to open a month early

Sci-fi comedy 'The World's End' will now land in cinemas on July 19

The World’s End, a new movie starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, has had its release date brought forward.

The sci-fi comedy was originally scheduled to arrive in UK cinemas on August 14. However, director Edgar Wright has taken to Twitter to announce an earlier opening, posting:

The film is the final instalment in the so-called ‘Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy’ from writer-director Wright and writer-star Pegg. The loose movie trilogy began in 2004 with zombie comedy Shaun Of The Dead and continued with 2007’s Hot Fuzz, a spoof of so-called “buddy cop” action flicks.

The World’s End follows a group of childhood friends who reunite 20 years later to repeat an “epic pub crawl” from their youth. However, as their drinking marathon progresses, events take an apocalyptic twist.

Alongside Pegg and Frost, the film’s ensemble cast includes Sherlock star Martin Freeman, Paddy Considine from Hot Fuzz and former Bond girl Rosamund Pike. Wright has promised that the film’s trailer is coming “very soon”.