Don’t get me wrong, I am a huge fan of Seth Rogen. In fact, his upcoming collaboration with Kevin Smith in Zack and Miri Make a Porno is certainly toward the top of my must-see Fall movies list. But I will be damned if Seth doesn’t do a lot of talking about his upcoming projects. While it is great to see that he makes himself so accessible to the press, I feel as if every time I turn around Rogen is talking about something else he would like to work on — the guy is like the Guillermo Del Toro of actors, 200 new projects to talk about before his most recent ones even come out.
This time around Rogen sat down with Clint Morris, of the very nicely re-designed Moviehole.net, to talk about Pineapple Express. And while I am sure they talked about the David Gordon Green directed stoner action comedy, in which Rogen stars with James Franco, Danny McBride and Gary Cole, the conversation seemed to deviate off into the realm of other projects — namely, The Green Hornet, Pineapple Express 2, Judd Apatow’s Untitled Comedy, Zack and Miri and a Superbad sequel that will never happen.
On the topic of a Pineapple Express sequel, Rogen said “They’re been wanting us to do a sequel to Superbad for so long – but we’ve held off. We eventually said No. But this one, it’s not a precious coming-of-age story like Superbad, it’s a weed action-movie and if it did well, and they gave us like $50 million dollars (as opposed to the $26M we got for this one) we could benefit from that.”
When asked about Zack and Miri, Rogen reinforced the fact that it is a “sweet romantic-comedy” but that it is also “really filthy,” two facts that continue to interest many fans and pundits alike. He also mentioned that he will be heading down to Comic-Con later this month to join Kevin Smith in promoting the film. As well, we are told that there will be some Pineapple Express related shenanigans taking place at the Con, so keep an eye out for that as well.
For all of the nitty-gritty details from the conversation, head over to Moviehole.net and bask in the information, as well as their new design — which, as I said before, is pretty damn good.
And that’s not all, folks. In conjunction with Seth Rogen’s little interview regarding his upcoming projects, it appears that the folks over at Cinema Blend have uncovered some details from Apatow’s script for the currently untitled comedy known as Funny People. In the article, they prove the validity of their scoop to anyone else who has read the script by including a few bits of dialogue:
George: I know that Marc’s not good in bed. Don’t tell me he was a good lay. He can’t have a big dick. Look at Ira. He’s thick. He’s gotta have a thick dick.
Daisy: Actually, I have a really skinny vagina, so I’m not really into thick.
To say the least, it sounds like something Judd Apatow would include in one of his flicks, but there is no way to be sure — I haven’t read the script myself. And while I can’t verify whether this script review is valid, I will say that I am willing to take Josh at Cinema Blend on his word. That said, you should probably head over there and give his article a read if you are interested in learning more about Apatow’s next.
As for the movies mentioned above, Pineapple Express is set to hit theaters on August 8th, Zack and Miri Make a Porno drops on October 31st and Judd Apatow’s Funny People is slated for a July 31, 2009 release. If you need any more information than that at this point, I suggest you call your congressman — or Seth Rogen.
What do you think would be a better idea, Pineapple Express 2 or Superbad 2?