Someone make a dinner reservation for James Franco, Seth Rogen, David Gordon Green and the rest of the folks involved in “Pineapple Express,” OK? That’s the first stumbling block preventing a sequel to their 2008 comedy, and not until everyone breaks bread together will there be any hope of “Pineapple Express 2″ kicking into action.
“We talk about it all the time,” Green, who directed the film, told MTV News while promoting “Your Highness” at New York Comic Con. “We keep talking to the studio. They’re going to organize a dinner someday. This dinner has been talked about for about two years now, where we’re going to get together and throw all the millions of ideas we have into a pot and see if there’s any reason to make that movie.”
While hanging out in our skybox at NYCC, Green revealed a few story ideas that, in our humble opinion, most definitely seem a worthy extension of the story of two stoners – Franco and Rogen – pulled into the violent world of high-stakes marijuana dealing.
“The most interesting spin is to go in the ’Scarface’ direction,” Green told us. “I want to see them in the Miami coke scene. It could get a little gruesome.”
“Or take it in the ’Clear and Present Danger’ direction and go to South America,” he added.
Green’s not the only one interested in a sequel. Franco told us earlier in the year about his enthusiasm for another “Pineapple,” and Evan Goldberg, who co-wrote the original script, is excited as well. And Rogen told us, “Of all the movies we’ve done, that’s the only one that I would actually like to do a sequel to and we talk about it.”
For now, though, Sony Pictures has got to get all these guys around a dinner table. “There are a few avenues that are maybe worthy of a little bit more than a barroom napkin scribble of an idea,” Green said.
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