Simon Pegg and friends screen new film for Brattle — and Robert Downey Jr.
Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, and Edgar Wright — the men behind cult comedies “Shaun of the Dead” and “Hot Fuzz” — were at the Brattle Theatre on Sunday night to screen their latest collaboration, “The World’s End,” in front of a sold-out audience of die-hard fans, many of whom arrived at the movie house at about 3 p.m. to see all three movies in a row. During a Q&A at the end of the night, Pegg — who’s also known for playing Scotty in the latest “Star Trek” films — answered a number of questions about his platonic love affair with Frost, and about his influences, from George Romero to the Monty Python crew. Frost talked about what it was like to fight former James Bond Pierce Brosnan in “The World’s End,” somehow likening his filming experience to what it must have been like for Mark Wahlberg to bed Julianne Moore in “Boogie Nights.” . . . The Brattle-goers weren’t the only folks to get an early look at “The World’s End” over the weekend. Director Wright and his stars also had a local screening of the film (which comes out Aug. 23) for Robert Downey Jr., who’s in Boston to film “The Judge.” Pegg tweeted, “Well, Iron Man just watched The World’s End and he loved it and let’s face it, what RDJ says, goes.”