Linda Ge writes for Bleeding Cool.
Progress on Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright’s third and final film in The Three Flavors Cornetto Trilogy was casually confirmed by frequent collaborator Nick Frost last month, and now the co-writers have taken to Twitter to confirm to their fans that, indeed, they are “hard at work” on the highly anticipated follow-up to Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz.
Tentatively titled The World’s End, which is confirmed again here in the image of the duo striking hard-thinking poses in front of a blank sheet of paper, the film has been a long time coming to the die-hard fans of the genre-bending comedic horror flicks that preceded it. It has, after all, been almost eight years since Shaun of the Dead and five since Hot Fuzz.
Not much has been revealed about the new film yet, but we know it won’t be another zombie, police or slasher movie, and Pegg and Wright have indicated that it could revolve around turning 40 and middle age. Turning a certain age coinciding with the end of one’s life on earth? Could something Logan’s Run-esquebe coming our way? Or is something more literal – an actual End of The World – in the works?
Like in the first two movies, The World’s End will feature at least one character partaking on Cornetto ice cream, the thread that connects the trilogy. Shaun of the Dead was strawberry, Hot Fuzz the original Cornetto blue, and way back in 2008, Pegg told reporters that the flavor featured this time around will be mint chocolate chip. That is, of course, barring any massive script overhauls.
There’s still no firm word on when we might see The World’s End, with Pegg pretty busy at the moment filming Star Trek 2, and who knows when Marvel might set Wright to work on Ant-Man, but this small gesture from the duo is surely sparking some excitement that their particular brand of the apocalypse is still definitely coming. We can’t wait.