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Edgar Wright: 'The World's End is about growing up'

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Edgar Wright has discussed the ways in which The World's End fits into his 'Blood and Ice Cream' trilogy.

The director reunites with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost for the first time since 2006's Hot Fuzz on The World's End, which sees five friends reuniting to try and recreate an epic pub crawl from their adolescence.

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"I think this one is our way of wrapping up, with some formality, the man-child aspect of the series," Wright told IGN. "There's an element within all of the movies that's about growing up.

"Shaun [in Shaun of the Dead] has to grow up to be a hero. In Hot Fuzz Nick Angel has to dumb down to Andy's level to save the day."

"There's a lot of American comedies in the last 10 years that have been about man-children or dealing with responsibility. But I feel that they never get too deep under the surface.

"They bring up some aspects but don't delve into them very deeply. And I think here we tried to skewer those movies in a sense."

Pegg's character Gary is described as a 40-year-old man clinging desperately to his teenage years, while Frost's Andy is a successful lawyer.

Martin Freeman, Paddy Considine and Eddie Marsan play the other three friends; an estate agent, a rocker-turned-architect and a car dealer respectively.

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The World's End will be released on August 14 in the UK, and October 25 in the US.

Watch Simon Pegg discussing the film with Digital Spy below:

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