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Watch: First Trailer For Edgar Wright's Apocalypse Comedy 'The World's End'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 8, 2013 1:31 AM
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The World’s End
And so it ends, and we're not just talking about the end of the world. Edgar Wright and his longtime friends and collaborators Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are finally putting the capper on their fabled, informally known Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy. Starting with "Shaun Of The Dead" and continued with "Hot Fuzz," each film saw them take on a genre (zombie movies, buddy cop flicks) and turn them on its head, to thrilling and very, very funny results. And now it's all coming to a conclusion with "The World's End."

New Photo & Banners From Edgar Wright's 'The World’s End'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • May 6, 2013 5:25 PM
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The World’s End
Edgar Wright’s loose “Cornetto” trilogy is coming to an end. In a recent CapeTown Film Fest conversation (can someone please explain what “CapeTown” means? Is that code for nerd gathering?), Wright explained the origin of the ice cream jokes in his trilogy while discussing his latest film in the triptych, “The World’s End.”

Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Paddy Considine, Martin Freeman & Eddie Marsan Go For A Stroll In New 'The World's End' Image

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 25, 2013 12:23 PM
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Something must be in the water (maybe it was the approaching Mayan apocalypse, which never happened), because end-of-the-world comedies are very much in vogue in 2013. There's Anna Kendrick and John Francis Daley in "Rapturepalooza," Seth Rogen and co in "The End Of The World," and indie "It's A Disaster," but certainly our most anticipated of all of them is "The World's End," the film which marks the third in the so-called Cornetto trilogy, written by Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg, directed by the former, and starring the latter alongside Nick Frost.

Edgar Wright's 'The World's End' Will Arrive Two Months Early On August 23

  • By Edward Davis
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  • March 20, 2013 11:05 PM
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Everybody's talking about Edgar Wright's "Ant-Man" test footage, shot last year for Marvel, unveiled at Comic-Con and then recently leaked online. It was swiftly taken down by Marvel lawyers of course, but those who got to peek at the brief footage were able to witness something that looks beyond promising. But Wright's got bigger fish to fry than a movie that won't arrive in theaters until 2015: namely his upcoming feature "The World's End." Perhaps attesting to Wright's speed -- it was shot last September -- the film appears to be already complete and its U.S. date has been moved up two months, with the stem to stern of the picture arriving in under just 12 months.

Watch: Edgar Wright's 'Ant-Man' Test Reel Leaks Online

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 19, 2013 11:07 PM
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If you don't know the name Adam Buxton, Edgar Wright sure does. The Brit comedian and actor has appeared in "Shaun Of The Dead" and "Hot Fuzz," as well as "Paul" (unofficially produced by Wright) and "Attack The Block" (directed Joe Cornish, with whom he performs comedy with as Adam and Joe). So, it's safe to say that Wright and Buxton have a pretty damn good friendship, though it looks like their latest effort is likely causing the red phone to ring off the hook at the Marvel legal department.

First Look: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman & More In Edgar Wright's 'The World's End'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • December 21, 2012 4:10 PM
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Well, it's a wrap. Production has ended on Edgar Wright's "The World's End" and star Simon Pegg has tweeted out the first look from the film. It's not terribly exciting as a photo, but it does showcase the fantastic English cast which includes Pegg, Nick Frost, Paddy Considine, "The Hobbit" star Martin Freeman and Eddie Marsan. Not pictured, but still included in this solid cast is Rosamund Pike.

Marvel Sets 2015 Release Date For Edgar Wright's 'Ant-Man'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 15, 2012 12:17 PM
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While ever hopeful geeks crossed their fingers that "Ant-Man" could be shot in time for a 2014 release, possibly with lensing to begin once "Thor 2" wrapped, that won't be the case. But the good news is that the film does have a release date, so let three years of speculation begin.

Read New All-Time Top 10 Lists From Martin Scorsese, Woody Allen, Francis Ford Coppola, Quentin Tarantino & More

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • August 3, 2012 8:53 AM
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The big talk of the week has been Sight & Sound's once-every-decade greatest films of all time list as determined by critics from around the world. However, the publication also take the temperature from film directors, asking for greatest lists from 358 filmmakers around the world, and collating the votes into a separate top 10. As we reported previously, "Tokyo Story" topped the list, with "2001: A Space Odyssey" and "Citizen Kane" just behind (read the full top 10 here).

'Ant-Man Rumored To Shoot Right After 'Thor 2'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • July 30, 2012 3:01 PM
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Is Marvel's "Ant-Man" moving full-speed ahead in time for a 2014 release? If you believe the rumors, well, then yes. The latest noise from the interwebs says that "Ant-Man" will shoot soon after "Thor 2," aka "Thor: The Dark World" which is scheduled to start filming on August 6th. The rumored report says "Ant-Man" will shoot in London in late spring/early summer 2013 (here's some semi-nerdy inside-baseball news on "Thor 2" which you might care about too).

Edgar Wright To Direct Sci-Fi 'Collider'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 23, 2012 8:11 PM
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It's hard to believe, but it's been two years since Edgar Wright rocked Comic-Con with "Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World," and while we've patiently awaited his next effort, it's not long he's been sitting around twiddling his thumbs. Not only did Wright embark on a lengthy, worldwide press tour for 'Scott Pilgrim,' he worked on a script for "Ant-Man" with Joe Cornish and shot a test reel for it earlier this year; he co-wrote the script for "The World's End" which shoots this fall; and he signed on to direct "The Night Stalker" for Disney with Johnny Depp attached to star. And now, another project is now on his plate.

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