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First Screamingly Funny Trailer for Simon Pegg's World's End

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The trio that brought you Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz — stars Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and director Edgar Wright — are back for one last utterly demented genre comedy. And here's your first look at The World's End, the apocalyptic film in which the world ends in beer.

We knew that The World's End was about a group of old friends who reunite for one last heroic pub crawl, only to stumble onto the apocalypse. But judging from this first international teaser trailer, there's more to it than that. The town where the friends try to complete their failed twelve-pub crawl from their youth has been taken over by glowy-faced zombie people or something. This first trailer also makes it look as though the themes of male bonding and longing — and midlife crisis, this time around — are going to be turned nicely into a general sense of alienation.


Plus all the gags in the trailer, both sight gags and silly puns ("bitter end, or maybe lager end") are magnificent. We're in.