Universal Pictures has officially greenlit the third film in director Edgar Wright’s trilogy of comedies. The final installment, entitled The World’s End, will follow the success of 2004’s Shaun of the Dead and 2007’s Hot Fuzz. Wright is currently in pre-production on the film, which will begin shooting this October in the U.K. Simon Pegg, who co-wrote the script with Wright, will join forces once again with Nick Frost to star. Working Title’s Eric Fellner and Tim Bevan will produce with Nira Park of Big Talk Pictures. The official teaser poster for the movie was released today at Comic-Con.
As with the first two movies in the trilogy, Focus Features will distribute The World’s End domestically and Universal Pictures will handle international distribution.