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‘The World’s End’ Interview With Aaron Vs. Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, And Nick Frost

the worlds end why so blu thumbThe World’s End is upon us!  By that I mean the new film from co-writer/director Edgar Wright, co-writer/star Simon Pegg, and star Nick Frost.  The World’s End is a sci-fi comedy, which brings a trilogy to a close.  This would be the “Three Flavors Cornetto Trilogy” or the “Blood and Ice Cream Trilogy” that also includes the Rom-Zom-Com, Shaun of the Dead, along with the high-octane, action-buddy-comedy Hot Fuzz.  I am a huge fan of both of these films and found The World’s End to be a fitting close to this trio (My review can be found HERE, along with a review from Why So Blu’s Brian White HERE).  A few weeks ago, I was given the chance to interview Wright, Pegg, and Frost and was very excited to do so.  Continue on to see my video interview with the guys and see how much fun can be had just by sitting in a room with them.

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The following video interview features Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost sitting across from me and dealing with my questions.  Given my time, I did my best to hit some fun points for all three of the guys.  In this clip one can learn more about the origins of the story, Edgar Wright’s thoughts on being an action director, Simon Pegg’s take on alienation, how Nick Frost handled the fight scenes, and the group’s thoughts on this film being a part of a whole trilogy.  I can say there are No Spoilers in this clip and I certainly had fun talking with these guys, so feel free to check it out and enjoy!

The link to this review can be found HERE.

Here is some official material about the film:

A signature brew of camaraderie, knockabout humor, excessive quaffing, questionable life choices, hand-to-hand combat, and explosive surprises, The World’s End reteams director Edgar Wright with actors Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, following their hits Shaun of the Dead (2004) and Hot Fuzz (2007).

The tale of The World’s End begins on June 22nd, 1990. In their suburban U.K. town of Newton Haven, five boys in the prime of their teenage youth celebrate the end of school by attempting an epic pub crawl together. Despite their enthusiasm and the downing of a slew of pints of beer, they fall short of seeing their quest through, to the last pub on their list, The World’s End.

Twenty-odd years later, “the five musketeers” have each left their hometown and are now husbands, fathers, men with careers – with the flashing-red-light exception of their voluble onetime ringleader, Gary King (Simon Pegg), who is now a 40-year-old man trapped at the cigarette end of his teens. The irrepressible Gary, keenly aware of his estrangement from his onetime closest friend Andy (Nick Frost), becomes hellbent on trying “The Golden Mile” drinking marathon again. He convinces Andy, Steven (Paddy Considine), Oliver (Martin Freeman), and Peter (Eddie Marsan) to stage an encore, and one Friday afternoon they are all reunited. Gary is in his element: the mandate is one night, five guys, twelve pubs – imbibing at least one pint apiece at each establishment. Arriving in Newton Haven, they re-encounter Oliver’s sister Sam (Rosamund Pike), for whom Gary and Steven each still carry a torch.

As the gang attempts along the way to reconcile their past and present, an increasingly insane and dangerous series of encounters with old haunts and acquaintances makes them realize that the real struggle is for the future, not just theirs but humankind’s. Reaching The World’s End is the least of their worries…

A Focus Features presentation in association with Relativity Media of a Working Title production in association with Big Talk Pictures. Simon Pegg, Nick Frost. The World’s End. Paddy Considine, Martin Freeman, Eddie Marsan, Rosamund Pike. Casting by Nina Gold, Robert Sterne. Music Supervisor, Nick Angel. Music by Steven Price. Make-up and Hair Designer, Jane Walker. Costume Designer, Guy Speranza. Editor, Paul Machliss, ACE. Production Designer, Marcus Rowland. Director of Photography, Bill Pope, ASC. Co-Producer, Mairi Bett. Executive Producers, James Biddle, Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Liza Chasin. Written by Simon Pegg & Edgar Wright. Produced by Nira Park, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner. Directed by Edgar Wright. A Focus Features Release.

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The World’s End hit theaters on August 23rd

Feel free to pick up copies of Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz here:

   

My review for the The World’s End can be found HERE

You can learn more about the film at its official website:
www.TheWorldsEndMovie.com

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Check out the trailer for the film below:

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Aaron is a writer/reviewer for WhySoBlu.com.  Follow him on Twitter @AaronsPS3.
He also co-hosts a podcast,
Out Now with Aaron and Abe, available via iTunes or at HHWLOD.com.

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Writer/Reviewer, Film Lover, Podcaster, Video Game Player, Comic Book Reader, Disc Golfer & a Lefty. There are too many films, TV, books, etc. for me to list as favorites, but I can assure that the amount film knowledge within my noggin is ridiculous, though I am always open to learning more. You can follow me on Twitter @AaronsPS4, see what else I am up to at TheCodeIsZeek.com & check out my podcast, Out Now with Aaron and Abe, on iTunes.

3 Responses to “‘The World’s End’ Interview With Aaron Vs. Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, And Nick Frost”


  1. Brian White

    I can attest. As a spectator in the room…it was a blast! Good job Aaron!!!

  2. Brandon Peters

    Great interview, Aaron! Well done.

  3. Aaron Neuwirth

    Thanks guys.