Edgar Wright has quickly become one of our favorite director’s of the past decade, subverting and simultaneously paying tribute to genre filmmaking with such cult wonders as Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.  So it’s with no small degree of anticipation that we hum loudly and rock back and forth as we wait for his fourth film, The World’s End, to be released.  And today, we received a new poster and an official release date for the film.

The World’s End is the third film in Wright’s ‘Cornetto’ trilogy (a.k.a., the “blood and ice cream trilogy,” as it features recurring jokes about the British ice cream Cornetto; the other two films in the trilogy are Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz), and it was co-written by Shaun and Fuzz star Simon Pegg.  Pegg is also set to star in The World’s End with fellow Cornetto trilogy alum Nick Frost.  And guess what?  You will be able to see the finished film on October 25th, 2013 (August 14th, if you live in the U.K.).  And hey, look, a poster:

The film’s plot revolves around a group of friends who reunite 20 years after they attempted a massive pub crawl—with one of the friends now determined to finally complete the epic drinkathon at the the final bar on crawl: The World’s End.  At the same time, some massive and devastating event (from the looks of the poster, and online rumors, it’s an alien invasion), threatens to bring about the real end of the world.  So, a pub crawl that ends with the possible devastation of mankind?  Sounds like a pretty typical Wright film.  Can’t wait.

What do you think of the new poster?

Source: Fandango (via /Film)