The last we heard on the “Jay and Seth Vs. The Apocalypse” front was back in April from Jay Baruchel, when he said that he and Seth Rogen were too busy at the moment to focus on bringing “Jay and Seth” to the big screen. Fortunately, a lot can happen in three months, and when MTV caught up with Rogen at “The Green Hornet” Comic-Con party, he was a bit more forthcoming about the project.
“Me and Evan [Goldberg] are writing it right now, actually, and it’s come along way and it will probably be one of the next movies that we make, I would imagine,” Rogen said.
As we’ve learned from “Arrested Development,” there’s a big difference between writing a movie and having written a movie, but Rogen elaborated that he and Goldberg are actually almost done with the writing process.
“It takes years to write a goods movie, that’s what we’ve learned. We’re finally going to script form. Once you’re there, you’re kind of on the home stretch. It means you have the key ideas to build the movie,” he said.
They’ve been watching a lot of “The Mist” and “Tremors” to try to help find the balance between horror and comedy for “Jay and Seth.” He said the film will have a group dynamic, which leads us to believe that a couple more of the usual Rogen/Baruchel friend circle will make their way into the film, despite the trailer (and title) only featuring the two of them.
But the most exciting news that came out of the interview was not that the movie was almost finished being written, but that Rogen might be the one behind the camera filming it. “I think me and Evan might direct it, which might be a big step for us,” he said.
“It’s a great lesson in filmmaking, honestly, that we made the trailer for the movie and now we’re getting to make the movie, which is really great,” Rogen added.
What do you think about Seth Rogen directing “Jay and Seth Vs. The Apocalypse”? Are you glad the movie is finally being made?