Seth Rogen was at the Toronto International Film Festival to promote his latest comedy, 50/50. In a roundtable he addressed his upcoming project, originally titled Jay and Seth Vs. The Apocalypse. A feature length version of the internet trailer, the comedy would have Rogen and Jay Baruchel playing themselves as the world comes to an end. Rogen confirmed they won’t ignore the horror of the end of days, as they make fun of it.
“We want to make a horror comedy,” Rogen said. “Some of our favorite movies are like ‘Army of Darkness’ and ‘Evil Dead’, sh*t like that.”
Even straight horror provides an inspiration for their film. “Movies like ‘The Mist’, we love the idea of these movies where people are boarded up in a house together and whatever’s out there is scary but being stuck with each other is far more miserable probably.”
It’s always fascinating to see what supplies are available in a limited space, for the heroes to defend against the outside horrors. Rogen has a humorous take on that trope too. “Exactly, which can be very difficult because a lot of actors don’t keep their fridges very well stocked.”
The specific horrors of ‘Apocalypse’ will come straight from the bible. “Yeah, I mean, it’s mostly based on the ‘Book of Revelations’. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. That’s what we say as far as the apocalypse goes.”
The group of survivors is growing from the original concept too. “It’s not just me and Jay now. We’ve recruited more of our random crew of gentleman so it might be Seth, Jay, Danny, Craig, James and Jonah Vs. The Apocalypse.”
‘Jay and Seth Vs. The Apocalypse’ begins shooting in February.