Seth Rogen Prepares For 'The Apocalypse'
Everybody has an escape plan for the apocalypse. You know, zombies, aliens, nuclear winter -- whatever form the coming apocalypse is going to take, chances are that, however unlikely it may seem, you believe you're going to be one of the tiny number of people who actually survive. But as horrible as the specter of apocalyptic destruction is, now there's an even more terrifying thought to consider: What if you're right?
That's the premise behind Seth Rogen's latest project, "The Apocalypse." Because being eaten by zombies may be bad, but getting stuck in a bomb shelter filled with a bunch of other total a-hole survivors is far, far worse.
Of course, long time Rogen fans may recognize this as the plot of Rogen's short film "Jay and Seth: vs. The Apocalypse," which featured Rogen and Jay Baruchel as two survivors stuck in a house together, barricaded against the outside world but not each other (you can watch the NSFW trailer here).
Now, according to The Winnipeg Free Press, Rogen has announced plans to adapt the short into a feature-length "horror comedy" that will also co-star two other long-time Rogen pals, Jonah Hill and James Franco.
"It's a movie about a bunch of friends who are stuck in a house together as the apocalypse happens outside and they kind of barricade themselves in," Rogen said in an interview at the Toronto International Film Festival. "They think they've kind of survived the worst and then they realize they all really can't stand to be around each other as they're stuck in this house together."
Besides starring in "The Apocalypse," Rogen plans to co-write and co-direct the project with his "Green Hornet" and "Superbad" writing partner Evan Goldberg.
Rogen, Baruchel, Hill and Franco in a comedy about the apocalypse? Now we know what the Mayans were really talking about.
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