Seth Rogen's Comedy 'The Apocalypse' Finds a Home at Sony Pictures
In the fall of last year we learned that the long-gestating apocalyptic comedy Jay and Seth vs. the Apocalypse starring Seth Rogen and Jay Baruchel would go before cameras in February with Rogen also working as a co-director along with his Superbad and Neighborhood Watch writing partner Evan Goldberg. Then shortly thereafter it was revealed that James Franco, Jonah Hill, Danny McBride and Craig Robinson would all be playing themselves as they are stuck in Franco’s apartment in Los Angeles facing an apocalypse. Now THR says the film, shortened to The Apocalypse, looks to have a studio home.
Again, here's the short film starring Rogen and Jay Baruchel that inspired this feature length project:
Sony Pictures is negotiating to finance and distribute the film and as previously noted, Rogen has said, "It's going to be a pretty offensive vision of the apocalypse. And I want a lot of dead celebrity cameos. Because L.A. is full of famous people, I'd like all of the cameos to be them as corpses." Frankly, I'm just glad the project is finally getting off the ground after years of gestating. And considering all of the actors involved are even bigger names than they were before this project started coming together, that means this will get a much bigger audience. Frankly, I can't wait to see this kind of comedy with all these guys and a bunch of cameos hit the big screen sometime down the road.