Shaun of the Dead’s comedy team of Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, and Martin Freeman are back this summer with a new zombie-esque flick called World’s End. Not just a zombie apocalypse movie, World’s End is a British pub in the home town of five friends who return to complete a town-wide pub crawl. But they soon realize there is something strange about the townspeople, and only Pegg’s character’s girlfriend, played by Die Another Day, Surrogates, and Jack Reacher’s Rosamund Pike, doesn’t realize their town has turned into Stepford–where robots have taken over.
It’s a story that could only be pulled off by Spaced, Paul and Hot Fuzz’s comedy duo of Pegg and Frost.
It’s great to see Martin Freeman in a role in between his stints as John Watson on Sherlock and as Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit movies, and Simon Pegg outside his successful Star Trek and Mission Impossible franchise roles. Spaced’s Brian Topp, Mark Heap, and Hot Fuzz’s Paddy Considine are back, too. World’s End also features Harry Potter’s Argus Filch, David Bradley, and stars the Sherlock Holmes movies’ Inspector Lestrade, Eddie Marsan.
Enjoy these two trailers for World’s End. First up, the international trailer:
And here is the U.S. trailer:
World’s End hits theaters in the U.S. on August 23, 2013.