When David Gordon Green helmed the stoner black comedy "Pineapple Express" in 2008, it was kind of a drastic departure for a man known for serious drams such as "All the Real Girls" and "Snow Angels." But the violent, hilarious Seth Rogen-James Franco buddy flick was a huge hit, and one that has had fans screaming for a sequel for the past two years.
MTV News caught up with Gordon Green at New York Comic Con, and the friendly filmmaker was kind enough to share his thoughts on the potential plots of "Pineapple Express 2."
"The most interesting spin is to go in a 'Scarface' direction," Gordon Green chuckled. "You could get me back in the ring with [Seth Rogen and James Franco] any day of the week. I want to see them in the Miami coke scene, I think... or maybe take it in the 'Clear and Present Danger' direction and go to South America. You know, there's a few avenues that are maybe a little bit worthy of more than a barroom napkin scribble of an idea."
When might we see one of these fantastic ideas come to fruition on the big screen? "The reality is that everybody's got a lot of stuff going on right now," Gordon Green admitted. "We all love each other and hope to work together. Maybe there's a fit -- the right time and place."
Until that happens, Gordon Green is keeping his dance card full: He's currently shooting "The Sitter" -- a kind of modern update of "Adventures in Babbysitting" starring Jonah Hill in the Elizabeth Shue role -- and is already busy promoting "Your Highness," a raunchy medieval comedy starring Danny McBride, James Franco, Natalie Portman and Zooey Deschanel that hits theaters April 11, 2011, and is rumored to give audiences what is (hopefully) their first-ever peek at minotaur genitals.
Would you like "Pineapple Express 2" to be more of a "Scarface" or a "Clear and Present Danger"? Hit the comments with your thoughts!