Fans of Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, and Nick Frost have anxiously awaited the third film in the trio’s Cornetto Trilogy for years. Our patience will be rewarded this August in the US when The World’s End hits theaters. The third film centers around a group of friends who return to their hometown to complete a 12-bar pub crawl that they failed twenty years earlier, only to discover that something is amiss about the town. If you’d like to know more, you can find the trailer here. One of the themes of the film would appear to be attempting to relive the halcyon days of youth. Given how much I enjoy Wright, Pegg, and Frost’s work, and given that the film comes out on my birthday, it’s all given me an idea.
To commemorate the film, I’m rounding up my friends from when I was 21 and we’ll all be going to our former home of Madison, Wisconsin- returning to the scene of the crime, as it were- to go on a 12-bar pub crawl. Each of the bars is one of our old haunts. Essentially, we’re living the film the week that it comes out, but hopefully without the apocalyptic scenario. I’ve even created a teaser poster inspired by the teaser poster for The World’s End.
Note: If you’re familiar with Madison, then you probably recognize that a few of these bar names are the old names, as they’re now under new ownership. But this trip wouldn’t be the same without the same locations.