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Seth Rogen's Comedy 'The Apocalypse' Finds a Home at Sony Pictures

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January 5, 2012
Source: THR

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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.

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  • DAVIDPD
    Hell yeah. That short has been bouncing around for years. Glad to hear it finally has a home.
  • Anonymous
    I am the only one that hates Seth Rogen? The dude drives me nuts.  I can't believe the guys is a 'movie star'.
  • kelsey
    huzzah!  can't wait to see it in theaters!
  • Max Renn
    They care so little for the art of film and the audience that they just make a "movie" playing themselves? This is what Hollywood has come to and they still expect us to pay for tickets at the theater?

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