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Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead team reunite to finish ‘Cornetto Trilogy’

Simon Pegg and Nick Frost arriving for the world premiere of The World's End in Leicester Square. Picture: Ian West/PA Wire Simon Pegg and Nick Frost arriving for the world premiere of The World's End in Leicester Square. Picture: Ian West/PA Wire

Wednesday, July 10, 2013
6:50 PM

Old friends Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Edgar Wright were reunited as they unveiled the third part of their so-called ‘Cornetto Trilogy’.

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Director Edgar Wright at the premiere for the final part of the 'Cornetto Trilogy'. Picture: Ian West/PA WireDirector Edgar Wright at the premiere for the final part of the 'Cornetto Trilogy'. Picture: Ian West/PA Wire

The film-making team behind hit comedies Shaun Of The Dead and Hot Fuzz walked the blue carpet in London’s Leicester Square for the world premiere last night alongside co-stars Paddy Considine, Eddie Marsan and Bond girl Rosamund Pike.

The trio first worked first worked together on the cult television show Spaced back in 1998, and Pegg said working together again felt like a reunion of old friends.

He said: “It’s funny to be here in Leicester Square and walk down this carpet 10 years after making Shaun Of The Dead.

“It means a hell of a lot to us that we’ve been allowed to do this.”

The actor, who has worked on a number of Hollywood movies, said he ‘loves’ making films in Britain, and wants to continue to do so.

He said: “Everybody that was in Shaun Of The Dead and Hot Fuzz are in this film.

“We had people back that we have worked with for a long time, Mark Heap, Julia Deakin from Spaced, Michael Smiley, an old friend of ours.

“It was something of a reunion. And the film is about that kind of thing anyway, so it was fitting.”

The World’s End is about a group of childhood friends who reunite after 20 years to recreate an epic pub crawl in their home town, culminating at The World’s End pub.

The sci-fi comedy, which Wright directed and co-wrote with Pegg, sees the friends’ plans disrupted when they discover the town has been taken over by robots.

Frost promised fans the end of the Cornetto trilogy is not the end of his partnership with Pegg and Wright.

He said: “It’s the end of this, it’s not the end of us. That’s it really.

“It just means we can move on and do something else together.”

Wright added: “After the second film we always felt we had to do a third so it feels immensely satisfying that it’s done.”

The World’s End will open in UK cinemas on July 19.

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