Though they aren’t tied together by their plot, “Shaun of the Dead,” “Hot Fuzz” and “The World’s End” are all three parts of what has been dubbed the Cornetto Trilogy. Directed by Edgar Wright and starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, the movies all deal with similar themes — and fun genre storylines.
The trio were at San Diego Comic-Con to promote “The World’s End’s” upcoming Aug. 23 release, and Frost chatted with Zap2it about what ties the three movies together now that the trilogy is complete.
“The three of us have made it, I guess,” he says. “[‘The World’s End’ is] the same as ‘Hot Fuzz’ and ‘Shawn of the Dead’ in terms of it deals with similar kind of things in terms of obviously Cornettos, fence gangs, the one against the many. We deal with themes about male friendships, different points of male friendships. If friendships don’t evolve, they’re done. They have to evolve.”
So will Frost, Pegg and Wright work together again in the future? Frost says that’s a given.
“Of course we will,” he says. “This is the end of this, it’s not the end of us. We’re going to take a bit of time off now. We’ve all got other things to do individually, and then we’ll come back.”