Any pop culture aficionado of a certain age will remember the dueling video game fandoms of the 1990s. You were either a Nintendo person or a Sega person, and death to the morons who thought differently! However, the drama between suburban living rooms had nothing on the drama behind the scenes, where the young Sega company fought tooth and nail to compete with Nintendo, who had a stranglehold on the video game industry. This fascinating story is about to become a book called 'Console Wars' and that book will become a movie by way of Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg.
Some months ago, we heard rumblings that AMC was gearing up for a 'Preacher' TV drama, based on the iconic comic series, under the surprising umbrella of 'Superbad' team Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. Now, the network officially confirmed 'Preacher' for the development slate, placing the sinful series on track to be the next 'Walking Dead.'
When I got a chance to sit down with Zac Efron, Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen on the set of their upcoming R-rated comedy, 'Neighbors,' Efron was easily the most amped to be there. Perhaps he worried that he would be stuck for much of his career playing in romantic comedies, and similar Disney-fied films (more women break out of the child star shackles than teen heartthrobs). For him it might very well change everything.
Where for Rogen and Goldberg, who recently finished ‘This Is the End’ at the time of our interview, the movie was a transition point as Rogen is now getting old enough to play a responsible adult and parent. And though he produced ‘Neighbors’ with Goldberg, he definitely maintains his hand in the process.
Read on for my interview with Zac Efron, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg on the set of 'Neighbors.'
The last we saw Seth Rogen, James Franco and Jonah HIll onscreen together was in 'This Is the End,' but the trio won't wait long to reunite as they're already planning one big, R-rated 'Sausage Party.' Yes, it sounds like something one of your bros would say while funneling some PBR at a frat party, but this is in fact the title of Rogen's upcoming animated movie. Funny enough, the recently announced voice cast for the film is also a bit of a sausage fest.
Seth Rogen and writer/producer Evan Goldberg have a long business relationship, which includes movies like 'Pineapple Express,' 'Superbad' and the more recent 'This is the End,' which the pair co-wrote and co-directed. So what's next for these two funnymen? They're gonna have a big ol' 'Sausage Party' for Sony.
Although we think 'This is the End' is currently the highlight of the summer, the mere thought of a 'This Is the End 2' has us scratching our heads. After all, the film literally opens with the world ending and descending into a nightmarish apocalypse (before having a very, very definitive ending). But don't tell that to Evan Goldberg, who co-wrote and co-directed the film alongside Seth Rogen. It appears that they have an idea or two of where they could take things for the sequel.
One of the gimmicks behind Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's 'This is the End' is that the cast is loaded with celebrities playing themselves. But that gets interesting when you have a performer like James Franco, whose life has become an art project. In this new featurette, you can see how the actors approached playing themselves.