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I will always point out, if they can make a movie about Facebook highly entertaining, they can do just about anything. Now comes news that Author Blake Harris’ upcoming book on the history between the battle of Sega and Nintendo “Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo and the Battle that Defined a Generation” will be made into a movie. Game on!
Sony Pictures and producer Scott Rudin (The Social Network) have picked up the movie rights, and have brought on Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg to write and direct according to Booktrade.info.
Blake Harris draws on hundreds of interviews to present the first full account of this titanic corporate battle, which transformed computer games into a global industry that last year recorded sales of $50 billion (surpassing the film and music businesses combined).
I just want them to touch on these awesome ads from magazines that made no sense:
The game isn’t in the system! The mom is looking over the TV! That’s not a co-op game! And I’m tired.
Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon‘s comic Preacher is finally getting an adaption, and it’s for the small screen. Preacher tells the story of Jesse Custer, a preacher in the small Texas town of Annville. Custer was accidentally possessed by the supernatural creature named Genesis in an incident which killed his entire congregation and flattened his church. On his journey we encounter enemies and obstacles both sacred and profane
The project was being developed by Mark Steven Johnson (Daredevil) in 2006 for HBO, the network passed because it was “too dark and too violent and too controversial”. HBO said that folks and now some eight years later, it will go to AMC with Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, and Sam Catlin (Breaking Bad) handling the series reports THR.
It’s a big story with an incredible amount of emotion and violence, it will be interesting to see how AMC pushes it to the limit. The Walking Dead and Hannibal are two examples of blood and gore that gets people talking (censors). The Preacher has the added bonus of sexual content as well as religious aspects that are sure to get people up in arms. Will they hold back and ultimately disappoint fans? I say go for it, have it on at midnight on Friday nights if they have to.
Get your chuckle muscles ready because Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, and Evan Goldberg have been developing a hard-R animated film called Sausage Party. They have been working on it for some time, Sony Pictures agreed to produce the movie alongside Annapurna Pictures last year. The Wrap now reports that Rogen, Hill, and James Franco will lead the voice cast for the film, with Michael Cera, Kristen Wiig, Edward Norton, Nick Kroll, and David Krumholtz also lending their voices.
We don’t know who the characters are but the synopsis reads: The story follows one sausage’s “quest to discover the truth about his existence,” as he falls out of a shopping cart and, along with his friends, embarks on a journey to return to his aisle before the 4th of July sale.
Sony plans on releasing the pic sometime in 2015, perhaps around the Fourth of July if you want to guess. Rogen and Goldberg are currently working on their directorial follow-up to This Is the End, the live-action comedy The Interview starring Rogen and Franco. That film is slated for release on October 10th.
Director Nicholas Stoller (Forgetting Sarah Marshall) is back with his comedy Neighbors. Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne are a married couple who must deal with a fraternity that movies in next door. The frat is run by Zac Efron so you know he’s bad.
I really hope we are not seeing the funniest stuff the movie has to offer, although it’s all very funny here. I just don’t want to be expecting all this stuff and nothing else when I see it. Comedy trailers are sometimes brutal for showing too much of the goods just to get people in the seats.
The film also stars Jake Johnson, Jason Mantzoukas, Carlo Gallo, Lisa Kudrow, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse.
Neighbors opens May 9, 2014, watch the trailer below:
We have the first red-band trailer for director Nicholas Stoller’s (Forgetting Sarah Marshall) comedy Neighbors starring Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne as a young couple who move in next door to a fraternity house.
The couple become victims of pranks as you tell from the funny trailer, Zac Efron could easily steal the show here. I mentioned a few years ago that the kid had some comedy chops after watching him in 17 Again, I hope he brings it in this adult comedy.
The film also stars Dave Franco, Jake Johnson, Ike Barinholtz, Jason Mantozoukas, and Lisa Kudrow.
Neighbors opens in theaters on May 9, 2014, watch the trailer below:
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- Here are two clips from Iron Man 3, pumped yet? [clip 1, clip 2]
- Sony has set release dates for a few of its big comedy titles hitting theaters next year including 21 Jump Street. [comingsoon]
- Watch this video for the first, very brief clip from Edgar Wright’s The World’s End. [youtube]
- FX is developing a Bigfoot animated comedy produced by Seth Rogen; sounds about right. [deadline]
New Trailer for RED 2 Starring Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Helen Mirren.
Back in 2007, Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, and Jason Stone made a short film called Jay and Seth vs. The Apocalypse. Aside from a short trailer the film wasn’t seen by the public, but it did garner enough attention to get the full length feature film treatment.
It took a while to get off the ground but here it is…This Is The End, a film which features just about every modern day comedy star…as themselves. You’ve got Seth Rogen, James Franco, Jonah Hill, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, Michael Cera, Mindy Kaling, Martin Starr, Aziz Ansari…I could go on and on.
Hit the jump for the red-band trailer. It’s bloody and insane and potentially awesome.
Be advised that this is NSFW due to swearing and gore. Plus I think I even saw a dinosaur in there so…watch out.
The road trip comedy The Guilt Trip has a trailer for you to watch below. The film stars Seth Rogen and Barbra Streisand his mother, there is some chemistry here that could make for a watchable movie; that along with a touch of emotional buried beneath the tired jokes (she licked her finger before touching his face, seriously).
The Guilt Trip opens on December 25th, watch the trailer below.
FYI: This is Barbra Streisand’s first starring role since The Mirror Has Two Faces in 1996. She appeared in supporting roles in Meet the Fockers in 2004 and Little Fockers in 2010.
Take This Waltz is the latest effort from Sarah Polley who last directed the fantastic film Away From Her in 2006. Take This Waltz is a funny, bittersweet and heart-wrenching story about a woman struggling to choose between two different types of love.
The film stars Michelle Williams and Seth Rogen as a couple struggling with said fidelity; it also has Sarah Silverman playing Rogen’s sister. Look for a June 29th limited release and watch the trailer below:
I am on the fence of what to think about Seth Rogen these days, and 50/50 doesn’t make me feel all that comfortable. I shouldn’t rush to any judgments just yet.. Thankfully our friends over at FilmWonk have saved me the trouble of having to digest this one.
Head over to their site and listen to their podcast if you are curious.