Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright prepare for The World’s End

It’s been four years since Hot Fuzz, the last collaboration between Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright. Very little is known about the conclusion to their “Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy”, The World’s End. Is it a disaster movie? Alien invasion flick? Or is it set in a certain pub in Camden Town? Pegg isn’t giving up the goods, but he did reveal that he’s readying the project with Wright before his return to the Star Trek universe. Nick Frost will presumably return, too.

Pegg was out to promote the release of Paul on Blu-Ray/DVD, and had the following to say to Ain’t It Cool‘s Mr. Beaks:

How much do you consider your audience and what they expect from you. Is there a… I don’t want to say “burden”, but are there expectations you have to tend to?

Pegg: Yeah, and I hope we sort of confound it in a way. I wouldn’t want to become predictable or be the guys who do that. The next thing that we do will hopefully be… you know, in writing our new thing, Edgar and me have been very determined – that we’re going to start in earnest very, very soon – to not just do the same thing again, to do something very different. Not to the point of alienating people who want something, but just give people something new and something different. You can’t just stay where you are forever. You have to mutate to survive, and I think we’re going to make sure that we do that. I’d hate to become stale and predictable. People are already making films that are kind of like the sort of thing we might do. I want to stay a little bit ahead of the curve at least.

Beaks: You said “very soon”. Can you say how soon?

Pegg: We already started the conception process, so it’s just a question of when we can get together. I’m just about to start shooting a movie here in the UK, so maybe between that and Star Trek we might get a chance to bang out a first draft if we’re lucky.


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