As far back as 2008 we were hearing that the final film in The Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy (also called the Blood and Ice-Cream trilogy) was moving forward.
Following on from the success of Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz the team of Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and director Edgar Wright hinted that the third film, which has had the title of The World’s End hanging around for years, was at one stage gravitating towards a doomsday/sci-fi movie.
If the Red of Shaun of the Dead was the buckets of blood and the Blue of Hot Fuzz was the thin line of the police force then perhaps at one stage the Mint-green (the final flavour in the Cornetto trilogy) was pointing towards Little Green Men. However with Pegg and Frost’s recent sojourn in Nevada with a crude little alien named Paul it may mean that The World’s End we get to see is something a little different.
If we’re lucky then we may get to find out more about the film as early as next year.
Ed Douglas over at Coming Soon spoke to Frost during the junket for Jackson and Spielberg’s The Adventures of Tintin, and he offered the first update for a long time on the status of the much-anticipated third film,
There is a draft out there, which I’ve read, and it’s great, and I think our plan is to crack on and shoot next year. Touch wood. They move and they change but we definitely want to get on with it.
Pegg and Frost’s previous film, Paul, was a lot of fun and like Edgar Wright’s Scott Pilgrim was held up to the previous films of those involved, creating the false impression that they were lesser works in some ways. What is interesting, particularly with the team’s solo projects (Frost’s turn as the oafish one man apocalypse John Self in the BBC’s adaptation of Martin Amis’s Money is a fine example here), is how they are maturing as actors, writers and, in Wright’s case, as a director.
With another Star Trek looming and Wright’s long-awaited Ant-Man movie still lined up there’s no telling when we might sample the minty-green goodness of the final film in the trilogy, but there’s a lot of love for the team and their films so we’re all ears until we hear something more. Until then, everyone out there – touch some wood ok?