World's End premiere for Wellington

Last updated 09:54 24/05/2013
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The World's End - International Trailer

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SIMON PEGG: Star of World's End, which will premiere in New Zealand in July.

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Stars will tread the red carpet in Wellington for the New Zealand premiere of a film where a pub crawl turns into a battle for survival.

The World's End marks the third instalment of Edgar Wright's trilogy of comedies, following after Shaun of the Dead (2004) and Hot Fuzz (2007).

It stars Simon Pegg, who will star alongside Nick Frost, with Martin Freeman of The Hobbit fame.

Paramount Pictures New Zealand today confirmed the film will have its New Zealand premiere in Wellington on July 14.

Director Edgar Wright hinted at the news in a recent tweet.

"OK NZ, you get your good news now. The World's End opens July 18th in New Zealand. And we are coming over too,'' he said.

The team have a long association with New Zealand, especially Pegg, who did a stint at Bats Theatre in Wellington in 1996.

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.

As they attempt to reconcile the past and present, they realise the real struggle is for the future, not just theirs but humankind's.

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