Everything Seth Rogen Touches Turns To Gold
Seth Rogen can’t lose. At least not these days when it comes to movies. The “Knocked Up” star has just lined up another project all based on a short skit he put together with his writing buddy, Evan Goldberg about the end of the world. The funny version of the end of the world, of course. Hollywood Reporter has the details:
“Jay and Seth vs. the Apocalypse” will star Rogen and Jay Baruchel and be written and produced by Rogen and his writing partner Evan Goldberg.
The story revolves around two guys who, with the end the world unfolding and the planet invaded by monsters, are ready to kill each other after being cooped up together for too long.
Sounds like a good buddy flick along the lines of something from Simon Pegg and Nick Frost (“Hot Fuzz”, “Shaun of the Dead”). Best of all is that Mandate Pictures, the studio picking this up, is giving Rogen and Goldberg complete creative control over the final version. That’s huge and typically something that does not happen, unless you’re Seth Rogen it seems.
Think you’ve got a busy schedule? Listen to Mandate’s plans to get this done in between everything else Rogen has going on right now, including his upcoming adaptation for “The Green Hornet”:
The plan is to hire a director this summer and, with a budget in the range of other Rogen movies, shoot in 2009, working in concert with Rogen’s packed schedule. The multihyphenate is currently working with Adam Sandler on Judd Apatow’s latest directorial effort, an untitled comedy, and then plans to shoot “The Green Hornet,” which he and Goldberg are now writing, early next year. That action comedy has a June 2010 release date, recently pushed back from a year earlier.
“He’s busy, but he’s also unbelievably focused on his business,” Kahane said. “I’ve never seen anyone turn around material faster or notes or whatever. He’s good.”
Keep cranking them out, Rogen & Goldberg! Just don’t let them burn you out. Speaking of Rogen getting burned out, I’m very excited for his upcoming “Pineapple Express” due out August 8, 2008: Warning – NSFW