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The World's End is the third installment in the "Three Flavours Cornetto" trilogy (following 2004's Shaun of the Dead and 2007's Hot Fuzz), directed by Edgar Wright and starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. The film follows a group of friends who stumble upon an alien invasion while bar-hopping. Also starring are Pierce Brosnan (Remington Steele, James Bond 007 from 1995 to 2002) and Rosamund Pike (Miranda Frost in Die Another Day, Queen Andromeda in Wrath of the Titans). The World's End opened in the UK on July 10 to critical acclaim (93% on Rotten Tomatoes) and will hit select theaters in the U.S. on August 23. Official Site And check out this ultimate tribute to the Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy.
One of Europe's most beloved comic books gets the big-budget Hollywood treatment. The Adventures of Tintin stars Jamie Bell (Billy Elliot, Griffin in Jumper) as Tintin, Andy Serkis (King Kong, Gollum in The Lord of the Rings) as Captain Haddock, Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead, Nicholas in Hot Fuzz) and Nick Frost (Ed in Shaun of the Dead, Danny in Hot Fuzz) as Thompson & Thompson, Daniel Craig (the current James Bond 007) as Red Rackham, and Toby Jones (Arnim Zola in Captain America: The First Avenger) as Aristides Silk. Normally, one would think this movie will flop in the U.S., as practically nobody in America reads Tintin, but it is produced by Peter Jackson (with Weta Digital doing the special effects, of course) and directed by Steven Spielberg - which theoretically guarantees a box-office hit stateside. The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn premieres on October 26 in the UK and December 23 in the U.S. Official Site