The critically acclaimed box office smash The World’s End finally opens in US cinemas this week, and whilst we’d be recommending it to you regardless, the inclusion of a few TVO regulars sweetens the deal somewhat.
The film, directed by Edgar Wright and starring Simon Pegg & Nick Frost has a huge ensemble cast that includes a number of the trio’s long-standing friends and collaborators – including a number who have cropped up in Onion flavoured productions in the past too numerous to mention here.
That huge cast (rounded out by Rosamund Pike, Eddie Marsan and a certain former secret agent in leading supporting roles) includes… deep breath now… Paddy Considine, Martin Freeman, David Bradley, Reece Shearsmith, Jonathan Aris, Julia Deakin, Mark Heap, Darren Boyd and Bill Nighy.
It also features regular collaborator Michael Smiley as Reverend Green (not actually a man of the cloth), Nick Burns as a town collaborator, Steve Oram as a motorcycle cop and Alice Lowe as a house-hunter.
Best of all, on top of all that, it’s deliciously funny, with an increasingly flippant and wacked out vibe as the film springs to its megabucks conclusion. Whilst slightly lacking the heart of Shaun Of The Dead and the firm soul of Hot Fuzz, the cynical spin almost a decade on from the former makes this a markedly different and hugely entertaining way to round off the trilogy.
Audiences in the USA and Canada can see the film in cinemas from August 23rd. French audiences can see it a week later, and for more international release dates check imdb.
To celebrate the final part of the saga, YouTube remix superstar Mike Relm has taken sounds from all three films to form The Cornetto Megamix, which you can see below.