Seth Rogen deserves his success. Iâ€™ve interviewed him twice now, and found him to be one of the nicest, most unpretentious, and most knowledgeable guys Iâ€™ve ever sat across a table from. More so, heâ€™s funny â€“ damn funny â€“ and more adaptable than a universal remote.
Had a chat to Rogen today about the upcoming â€œThe Pineapple Expressâ€ â€“ my review wonâ€™t be up for a while – and we briefly discussed some of his upcoming projects â€“ including, of course, â€œThe Green Hornetâ€.
Hereâ€™s a brief run-down.
The Green Hornet
â€œWeâ€™re looking for a director currently. The studio says they want to make it â€“ they want to shoot it around February or March. They want it to come out in June of 2010. It looks like itâ€™s gonna happen! We just have to find a director â€“ weâ€™re meeting with some people.â€
Rogen says he didnâ€™t realize that his â€œZack and Miri Make a Pornoâ€ director Kevin Smith had worked on a â€œGreen Hornetâ€ movie before he started worked on the latter.
â€œI didnâ€™t realize until I started working on it that he had written like a whole draft â€“ and was gonna direct it. It just all fell apart. He told me his idea, I told him my idea â€“ they could not be more different. I think weâ€™ve got a little more freedom than he did â€“ with the material and so on â€“ which, you know, is great for us! [Laughs]â€
Danny McBride, Rogenâ€™s co-star in â€œPineapple Expressâ€, said heâ€™ll have to brush up on his Asian accent if he wants to convince Rogen that heâ€™s the right guy to play Kato.
The Pineapple Express 2
Rogen says theyâ€™re definitely considering a sequel. â€œTheyâ€™re been wanting us to do a sequel to Superbad for so long â€“ but weâ€™ve held off. We eventually said No. But this one, itâ€™s not a precious coming-of-age story like Superbad, itâ€™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.â€
Zack and Miri make a Porno
â€œItâ€™s great. I think itâ€™s a really sweet romantic-comedy. Itâ€™s obviously really filthyâ€¦ but itâ€™s a great romantic movie.â€
Rogen, who says heâ€™ll be heading to Comic Con to promote â€œZack and Miriâ€, loved working with Kevin Smith.
â€œHeâ€™s great. I really like Kevin. Iâ€™ve looked up to him for a really long time. It was great to work with him.â€
Untitled Judd Apatow Comedy
Australiaâ€™s Eric Bana will be joining Rogen for the next Judd Apatow comedy â€“
â€œThereâ€™s a role in the movie for an actor that you normally wouldnâ€™t imagine acting with our crew. We just said â€˜What about Eric Bana? Heâ€™s supposed to be really funnyâ€™. He is really hilarious in â€œChopperâ€ â€“ not that itâ€™s a comedy â€“ and Iâ€™m just really excited to meet him.â€
As for the rest of the cast? â€œRight now itâ€™s me, Adam Sandler, Eric Bana, Leslie Mann, Jonah [Hill] from Superbad, and Jason Schwartzmann. Iâ€™ve been friends with Schwartzmann for almost ten years now. Iâ€™m really excited to work with those guys now.â€ (Speaking of, Cinema Blend has some inside details on this film today!)
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Against the Current - the band, not adventures in dangerous swimming 101
Zedd - If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy? (Well, answer my question!)
Arrow (Okay, Felicity from Arrow!)
Chrissy Costanza (cat eyes and buttery lyrics!)
Girls (TV) (Okay, Allison Williams!)
Movies - especially when they play in the dark.
Twin Peaks (TV)
Friends (TV) (It had me at "No way are you cool enough to pull Clint"; damn straight, Chandler!)
Traveling - preferably where water is, so I can splash someone!
Star Wars trilogy - no, the other one, fella!
Alex G - far more talented than her younger brother Alex H
Cameron Crowe movies - Say Anything..., Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous
The sign 'Free Wi-Fi'.
Reenacting dance/song scenes from "Grease" with my little girl (hey! Wait till you see my 'Summer Lovin'! - don't judge)
Die Hard - 40 stories of Sheer Adventure!
Alex Goot & Friends (his enemies aren't half as talented!)
Cooking up a nice dish and sitting in the entertainment area, on a cool night, basking in it's greatness.
Inflatable kids pools full of Vodka Lime Crush.
Acidic Email from angry, over passionate teenagers after I trash something "Twilight"-related on the site. Sparkle elsewhere.
My baby girl's big, caring heart.