Edgar Wright reveals new World's End quad poster

Edgar Wright tweeted evidence that his 'Three Flavours Cornetto' trilogy is nearly complete, by unveiling a new quad poster for The World's End .

The poster does a pretty fine job of summing up the key selling points of the summer 2013 release, by putting the faces of Simon Pegg (who co-writes with Wright) and Nick Frost front and centre to remind us that this is the third movie team-up from the Spaced cohorts (after Shaun Of The Dead and Hot Fuzz ).

There's also a pub sign (complete with meteor hole burned right through the middle), and a surprisingly beautiful apocalyptic sunset-of-sorts exploding on the horizon.

And what's going on with those blue-eyed folk loitering in the background? Are we to presume that there's some sort of Invasion Of The Body Snatchers -type takeover happening? The official synopsis offers little in the way of confirmation:

" In The World's End , 20 years after attempting an epic pub crawl, five childhood friends reunite when one of them becomes hellbent on trying the drinking marathon again. They are convinced to stage an encore by mate Gary King (Simon Pegg), a 40-year-old man trapped at the cigarette end of his teens, who drags his reluctant pals to their hometown and once again attempts to reach the fabled pub - The World's End. As they attempt to reconcile the past and present, they realise the real struggle is for the future, not just theirs but humankind's. Reaching The World's End is the least of their worries. "

Check out the new poster in full below:

[ Click on the poster to see it in hi-res ]

Co-starring an enviable roster of British acting talent - including Martin Freeman, Paddy Considine and Eddie Marsan - The World's End opens in the UK on 19 July 2013, with a US release following on 23 August.

Matt Maytum
Deputy Editor, Total Film

I'm the Deputy Editor at Total Film magazine, looking after the long-form features there, and generally obsessing over all things Nolan, Kubrick and Pixar. Over the past decade I've worked in various roles for TF online and in print, including at GamesRadar+, and you can often hear me nattering on the Inside Total Film podcast. Bucket-list-ticking career highlights have included reporting from the set of Tenet and Avengers: Infinity War, as well as covering Comic-Con, TIFF and the Sundance Film Festival.