Yesterday, we showed you two new posters for Edgar Wright’s upcoming The World’s End, his third and final film in the loose Cornetto trilogy that also includes Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz. And last week, we reported on the first international trailer for the film. Today, we can now see the full U.S. trailer for the film—it’s a little broader and more slapstick, but it’s still packed with the wit we’ve come to expect from Wright and actors Simon Pegg and Nick Frost.
As in the first trailer, the story is pretty straightforward—a group of childhood friends attempt an epic pub crawl back in the day and fail to make it to the final stop, a bar called The World’s End. Years later, they reunite in middle age to finally complete the pub crawl in their hometown, only to find that the town appears to be overrun with robots disguised as humans. As with the last two films in the series, it’s all about Wright hijacking a horror/ sci-fi trope and making it a metaphor for growing up—this time, it’s all about how when you return to your hometown after a long absence, everything seems slightly… off.
The World’s End is set for a U.S. release date of August 23rd.
What did you think of the trailer?