Saturday, June 7, 2008

The Future of Comedy: Rogen is King


I'm just going to say this while I can. Seth Rogen will reign supreme. The man is a master of his craft (acting, writing, comedy) and is currently propelling himself to the number 1 position along with his good friend Judd Apatow. I have a handful of news items related to this comedic genius and his prowess.

First off, Entertainment Weekly has reported that Seth Rogen's Green Hornet movie has the go-ahead, even down to its release date: June 25th, 2010.

Rogen is still set to star as Britt Reid, the bored newspaper publisher by day, crimefighter by night. He is also still writing the script with his partner, Evan Goldberg. But no director has yet been named, nor has Kato been cast. (If you remember, Rogen favors Stephen Chow. Sounds like he still does.) The article over at EW is a really great article in which Rogen talks about many things that he is currently developing.

Another bit of news from the Rogen world is that him and his writing partner Evan Goldberg will be scribing and upcoming episode of The Simpsons. Rogen said,

"We called The Simpsons and asked if we could write an episode. Evan actually met James L Brooks at a party and James said he really liked Superbad so we thought there’s our in. Maybe we could ask to write a Simpsons,” Rogen revealed to Collider. “We went in and pitched them like 5 ideas and surprisingly they hadn’t done some of them. And…yeah…we all sort of settled on one during the meting and then we went out and wrote an outline and they gave us notes on it. Then we re-wrote the outline."

The last bit of news is that at the end of the summer, Rogen will begin filming an as of now Untitled Judd Apatow/Adam Sandler project in which he plays a young stand-up comedian who isn't the greatest at his trade. Eric Bana is also currently in talks to be added to this star-studded cast.. The film is scheduled for a release on July 31, 2009.

Keep in mind that all of this is news comes on top of the fact that he already has 2 movies filmed and ready to be released.
Pineapple Express opens August 8, followed by Zack and Miri Make a Porno on October 31.

Seth Rogen is on his way to the top and as a fan of all of his and Judd's previous work, I can certain say that I'm ready to follow his journey.
Posted by SX0T at 8:11 PM |  

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