This Friday sees the return of Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost as they reunite for one final bite of Cornetto to complete their trilogy, with 'The World's End'.
To celebrate we have put together the ultimate guide to the trilogy, including everything we know about The World's End so far....
SHAUN OF THE DEAD - (STRAWBERRY CORNETTO)
- Inspired by an episode of 'Spaced', the television show created by peg/Wright, Shaun of the Dead was filmed in London and featured cameos from many of the Spaced cast
- The film stars a range of British comedic talent including Dylan Moran, Lucy Davis, Martin Freeman, Matt Lucas, Bill Nighy and of course Nick Frost as well as a cameo from Coldplay frontman, Chris Martin
- The film tells the story of Shaun a salesman who is down and out from losing his girlfriend and working a dead end job and has to also deal with the small matter of a Zombie outbreak
- The film is considered to be both a parody and an homage to the zombie genre
- The film was released in 2004 and was a critical and commercial success in both the UK and US making it into the top 10 in America despite having a very limited release
- Shaun of the Dead is now considered a cult classic and was transformed into a graphic novel published by Titan Books
- Cult director Quentin Tarantino was quoted as saying that Shaun of the Dead is one of the top 20 films made since 1992
- The film was played to George Romero (director of Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead) who liked the film so much he offered Edgar and Simon a cameo in his next film
'Shaun of the Dead' was where it all began
HOT FUZZ - (ORIGINAL CORNETTO)
- Hot Fuzz was Wright/Pegg/Frost's take on the buddy cop action/comedy and was released in 2007
- The film centres around the character of Nichoals Angel (Pegg) who is transferred from the Met Police office in London to the small village of Sandford, a rural town in Gloucestershire to solve crimes in the area
- Hot Fuzz stars Jim Broadbent, Paddy Consdine, Bill Bailey, Olivia Colman and Timothy Dalton as well as appearances from Martin Freeman, Stephen Merchant and Bill Nighy
- Hot Fuzz is heavily influenced by the action genre and over action 100 films were used for inspiration during development
- Like Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz features cameos from several famous faces, including; Cate Blanchett, Peter Jackson and Garth Jennings
- To get in shape for the film Simon Pegg was required to stick to a very strict diet and worked with not one, but three personal trainers
- Like its predecessor Hot Fuzz was both a critical and commercial success and generated £7.1 million in its opening weekend
THE WORLD'S END - (MINT CORNETTO)
- This Friday the 'Blood and Ice Cream' trilogy will come to an end as The World's End is released in cinemas in the UK
- 'The World's End' reunites Pegg and Frost (along with Paddy Considine, Martin Freeman) and new recruits Eddie Marsan and Rosamund Pike
- 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.
- Having conquered the zombie and action movie genre's for the final film in the trilogy, Wright/Pegg have chosen to take on the science fiction genre
- Pegg and Wright originally started planning the film ten years ago, but developed the idea during their press tour for Hot Fuzz in 2007
- 'The World's End' features a very special cameo from a well-known face, but we'll let the fans find this out for themselves this Friday
Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz are out now on DVD and Blu-ray, The World's End is in cinemas this Friday. Trailer below...