Sunday, June 15, 2008

Update on Apatow and Rogen projects


I have some updates for you on upcoming Judd Apatow and Seth Rogen projets.

First, Judd Apatow's formerly untitled film that had Adam Sandler and Seth Rogen attached now has a title. Funny People, coming July 31, 2009. Eric Bana, Jason Schwartzman and Jonah Hill have also joined the ensemble of "Funny People," which will be co-financed by Universal Pictures and Columbia Pictures. It may come as a shock to see Eric Bana's name attached to this project, but according to Variety, Bana began his career as a comic on the standup circuit in Australia and starred in the sketch comedy series "Full Frontal" and "The Eric Bana Show" before remaking himself as a dramatic actor. Details on the film are minimal and the only plot points we know are that the movie takes place in the world of standup comedy and the focus is on a comedian who has a near-death experience.

Next, we have news about YET ANOTHER Seth Rogen film currently titled Jay and Seth vs. The Apocalypse starring Seth Rogen and Jay Baruchel (Undeclared and upcoming Tropic Thunder). Film is based on a comedy short from "Superbad" scribes Rogen and Evan Goldberg, which in turn was based on a story by Goldberg and Jason Stone. Rogen and Goldberg will write and produce the feature.Several production companies vied for the rights to the comedy, which revolves, as the title implies, around two guys dealing with the apocalypse. Last summer, the project caused a stir in the blogosphere when a trailer for the short appeared on YouTube and can be seen below.

Posted by SX0T at 7:30 PM |  

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