Martin Freeman and Simon Pegg star in first trailer for The World’s End

Also featuring Nick Frost, Paddy Considine and Eddie Marsan, the sci-fi comedy by Edgar Wright sees an epic pub crawl turn into an action-packed fight for survival

One recently journeyed across Middle Earth on a quest to reclaim the Lonely Mountain; the other is about to delight cinema audiences worldwide as loud-mouthed engineer Scotty in JJ Abrams’ sci-fi spectacular Star Trek Into Darkness. But Martin Freeman and Simon Pegg’s recent encounter on screen took place in a far humbler setting: the fictional British town of Newton Haven.


Freeman and Pegg join Nick Frost, Eddie Marsan and Paddy Considine in the latest trailer for upcoming film The World’s End. Directed by Pegg and Frost’s regular collaborator Edgar Wright (Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead), the movie tells the story of five school friends who reunite in their hometown 20 years later to attempt to recreate an epic bar crawl. But their raucous journey to “annihilation” at fabled boozer The World’s End takes a tricky turn when the quintet end up engaged in a battle to secure the future of humankind – think demon-eyed aliens, fire balls, dramatic car chases… and a trademark fence gag. 


Written by Pegg and Wright and co-starring Rosamund Pike, Reece Shearsmith and Mark Heap, The World’s End is due in UK cinemas on 19 July. In the meantime, check out the trailer below…