This Is The End is an upcoming comedy starring Seth Rogen, James Franco, Emma Watson, Rihanna and Jonah Hill. This movie is directed by Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen. It is about a series of catastrophic events that occur in Los Angeles which will test the true meaning of friendship and redemption amongst close friends while dealing with the world crashing around them. This Is The End is scheduled to be released on June 12th 2013. Check out the latest buzz below:
“Seth Rogen In The Movie, This Is The End
Moviegoers have put 2012, and the promised Mayan Apocalypse, behind them – but the end of the world is still a hot topic in Hollywood. Every year, summer blockbuster movies remind us that we’re only one alien invasion, city-sized meteor, 9.5 magnitude earthquake, or zombie virus outbreak away from total devastation. However, the summer of 2013 will see two comedy films attempt to make light of world-ending destruction. In August, Edgar Wright will release his latest Simon Pegg team-up The World’s End but first, co-directors Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are releasing This is the End.
Taking a page from Judd Apatow’s improv-style of filmmaking, Rogen and Goldberg assembled a star-studded cast (and buckets of fake blood) for their apocalypse comedy. Anyone who has seen the trailers for This is the End knows that, in the movie (which is based on their 2007 short), no A-lister is safe – as this apocalypse is also going to claim the lives of fan-favorite celebrities like Rihanna and Michael Cera, among others.
Last year, we had a chance to chat with the co-directors of This is the End Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg during group interviews on set. Check back in the coming days as we post further interviews – and make sure to read our full This is the End set visit report as well as interviews with cast members James Franco, Jonah Hill, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride, and Craig Robinson.
While movie fans will no doubt be split on which apocalypse comedy they’re most excited to see this summer, only one of the films features fan-favorite actors and actresses playing heightened versions of their offscreen personas. Since the lines between fiction and reality are blurred, Rogen and Goldberg had to be careful about the balance between inside jokes and gags that would still make less-familiar moviegoers laugh – especially in the face of the apocalypse!
NOTE: The following is an abridged (and more concise) version of the interviews. You can read the entire transcript from our conversations with the co-directors by clicking the link below:
Responding to a question about inside-jokes, and the careful balance between real-life and fiction, the co-directors claim that while they’re mindful of references that might be too obscure, they shoot everything. Then, after filming is complete, they use test audiences to help them figure out which lines to keep and which ones to cut:
Rogen: We let the audience tell us.
Goldberg: And it’s pretty apparent too when something goes too far.”
The rest of the interview can be read at Screenrant.
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