Director Edgar Wright and star Simon Pegg have tried to keep a lid on the contents of their latest collaboration, "The World's End." Speculation was that the film dealt with the apocalypse, but Pegg himself shot that down in a recent interview.
"Ours isn't really an apocalypse comedy," he told NextMovie. "It's got that because it's named after a pub, which is 'The World's End.' It's locked in with Seth Rogen's movie [the apocalypse comedy 'This Is the End'], but it's not really anything like that. It has more in common with 'The Big Chill" than it does with an end of the world comedy."
Well, sure. Provided there's an alternate cut of "The Big Chill" that includes robots.
Wright introduced a new "The World's End" trailer for Yahoo on Wednesday, and the clip gives a lot more clarity to the film's plot. Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman, Eddie Marsan and Paddy Considine play five old friends who reunite for a pub crawl. The problem, as it turns out, isn't necessarily their advanced ages and lower tolerance, but a town full of killer robots. Rosamund Pike co-stars as a love interest for Pegg and a seeming human.
Watch the admittedly funny trailer for "The World's End" above, but don't complain about knowing all of the film's surprises when it arrives in U.S. theaters on Aug. 23.