"Jay and Seth vs. The Apocalypse" is a confusing project. The general premise is simple enough — two slobby guys played by Jay Baruchel and Seth Rogen survive the end of the world and continue to be slobs while holed up in their claustrophobic apartment — but things get odd when you realize that the movie has a trailer, even though production hasn't started. The obvious question is, what's going on with this movie? Is it getting made? Was the teaser just a tease for something that will never arrive?
While promoting "How To Train Your Dragon," Baruchel spoke with io9 to clear the air on the long dormant project. The comedian said that while he's still planning on making "Jay and Seth," it's all a matter of timing for himself and his co-star.
"Seth and I have a lot of things going on, so we just got to figure out a time in the year where it makes sense for us to carve out at least six months to do it," he said. "We've been working on it and writing it for the past two years. There's a studio that wants to make it, so everybody wants to do it. It's just a matter of timing. I'd say that we at least start making the thing in some capacity by the end of this year."
Baruchel was light on the plot specifics for "Jay and Seth," as he feels he's already said too much in the past that has made him and Seth "look like an ass." But beyond the film's primary setting of a post-apocalyptic apartment, Baruchel did reveal one running gag he hopes to implement in the disaster comedy.
"I want a recurring joke, because it takes place in Los Angeles, and there's a lot of famous people in Los Angeles, I want a bunch of cameos, but I just want them to be corpses," he said. "I want them to be like 'oh god there's Will Smith's dead body in the corner!' And it would actually be him. So that's my recurring joke for the movie: I want there to be a lot of dead famous people in it."
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