In a recent interview with Blake London, Simon Pegg talks creative development, his semi-fictional autobiography, and his upcoming film The Worlds End, the third in a trilogy of ‘thematically’ based films.
“I think some people assume that Edgar Wright and I make film parodies, when this couldn’t be further than the truth. We make comedies and both love genre cinema,” he says of Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz. “The World’s End isn’t a send up in any way, in fact, we’ve gone out of our way not to populate the film with references to other movies, in order to avoid that label.”
He describes what he and writing partner Wright achieved with their trilogy of films as stories depicting the struggle of individuals against a collective body.
“Thematically, it will all make sense when the three films can be viewed consecutively. This sounds lofty but they form a dialectic sequence, which I hope film students will write essays about. Shaun of the Dead = evolution, Hot Fuzz = devolution, World’s End = revolution.”
Read the full interview here.
20 years after attempting an epic pub crawl, five childhood friends reunite when one of them becomes hell bent on trying the drinking marathon again. They are convinced to stage an encore by mate Gary King, a 40-year old man trapped at the cigarette end of his teens, who drags his reluctant pals to their home town and once again attempts to reach the fabled pub, The World’s End. As they attempt to reconcile the past and present, they realize the real struggle is for the future, not just theirs but humankind’s. Reaching The World’s End is the least of their worries. (IMDb)
The World’s End is set for a UK release on August 14 2013 and in the USA on October 25.