Simon Pegg and Nick Frost wax lyrical about Edgar Wright in our new featurette for ‘The World’s End’, but admit that he’s not the easiest director to work with.
Despite earning considerable praise for projects like ‘Shaun of the Dead’, ‘Hot Fuzz’ and 'Scott Pilgrim', Wright is still “beset by the pressures of it on set”.
According to Pegg: “He still rubs his beard and moustache when he can’t figure out a problem. He’s still in a world of his own a lot of the time. He’s often not that easy to approach on set because he’s so in the moment… but it’s all part of his process.”
Nick Frost said: "Doing ‘Shawn [of the Dead’] and definitely doing ‘Scott Pilgrim’ has given him a richer pallet to draw from, because he knows exactly what can be done technically, and he knows exactly when to use it.”
Creating a disturbing image, producer Eric Fellner added that Wright "came out of the womb an incredibly talented, genius filmmaker".
Watch the full video above.
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 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, as their hometown becomes the scene of a Body Snatcher-esque invasion. Reaching The World’s End is the least of their worries.
The fabled finale to the Pegg/Frost/Wright ‘Three Flavours Cornetto’ trilogy, ‘The World’s End’ is released in the UK on 19 July 2013.