‘The World’s End’: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost reunite for the apocalypse

May 08, 2013 | 11:32 a.m.
Nick Frost as Andy, Eddie Marsan as Peter, Simon Pegg as Gary, Paddy Considine as Steven and Martin Freeman as Oliver in Edgar Wright's movie "The World's End." (Laurie Sparham / Focus Features)

Nick Frost as Andy, Eddie Marsan as Peter, Simon Pegg as Gary, Paddy Considine as Steven and Martin Freeman as Oliver in Edgar Wright’s movie “The World’s End.” (Laurie Sparham / Focus Features)

“The World’s End,” the new film from Edgar Wright starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, doesn’t hit theaters until Aug. 23, but fans got an early taste of the apocalyptic British comedy thanks to a just-unveiled UK teaser trailer.

The movie upends the usual Pegg-Frost dynamic, with Pegg playing Gary King, a (lovable?) loser trapped in a state of arrested development, who recruits his old pals — including Frost’s responsible attorney Andy — to try to finish a famous pub crawl in their hometown that they had once unsuccessfully attempted in their younger days.

Naturally, things don’t go quite according to plan.

The film, which opens in UK cinemas July 19, also features Martin Freeman, Paddy Considine and Rosamund Pike, and represents the culmination of Wright, Pegg and Frost’s “Blood & Ice Cream” trilogy, which began with the 2004 zombie rom-com “Shaun of the Dead” and 2007′s action movie sendup “Hot Fuzz.”

Pegg, of course, can be seen on screen stateside beginning May 16 when “Star Trek Into Darkness” beams into theaters; the actor will reprise his role as Scotty in J.J. Abrams’ anticipated action sequel.

Watch the trailer above and leave your thoughts in the comments.

– Gina McIntyre

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