Paul Middleditch’s horror comedy Rapture-Palooza, hits limited theaters and VOD platforms on Friday June 7 from Lionsgate. Along with some other journalists I recently had a chance to sit down with star Rob Corddry (Warm Bodies). We discussed the fear of being found out, the perks of being an Anti-Christ, and his willingness to do Warm Bodies 2.
Anna Kendrick, John Francis Daley, Craig Robinsin, Rob Huebel and Ken Jeong also star in this new end of the world comedy from Lionsgate.
“When the Apocalypse actually happens and a billion people are raptured up to heaven, Lindsey (Anna Kendrick, Pitch Perfect) and her boyfriend Ben (John Francis Daley, TV’s “Bones”) are left behind in suburban Seattle. The young couple tries their best to lead a normal life surrounded by talking locusts, blood rain showers and pot-smoking wraiths. But when The Beast (Craig Robinson, TV’s “The Office”) makes his home base in their neighborhood, Lindsey finds herself the object of his affection. With the help of her family, friends and a lawn-mowing zombie neighbor (Tom Lennon, TV’s “Reno 911”), the young couple set off to stop the Anti-Christ from taking her as his bride…and just maybe, saving the world in the process.”
You play kind of a sell-out in this movie. What’s your access point for that?
Oh yeah! Well it’s that whole thing of I could never really have fun playing a character I totally hate. You find the place where you’re, if not relating to him, sympathetic. And it’s that scene at the pool where I’m mistaken for a pool contractor by the Anti-Christ. And I think that’s something everyone can relate to, being found out in front of people that matter. We’re all afraid that we’re going to be found out.
How was it working with Craig Robinson again after Hot Tub Time Machine?
What a drag. What a drag! Craig Robinson again in Vancouver, he’s like the mayor of that town. No, there’s nothing that’s not insanely fun about doing anything with Craig.
In the movie you’re vying to be in with the Anti-Christ. If you were to become him in real life, what’s the first thing you’d do?
Oh my God I would smite, rape and pillage. I would do my duty to the best of my ability. I’m a hard worker, I’m productive and efficient. I would be the best Anti-Christ ever! I wouldn’t be one of these movie Anti-Christs that’s like Damien who’s just being handsome. I’d be completely ruthless.
I have to ask about the PCP in the salsa line, was that from you or was that in the script? Was that from Titanic?
Pretty much all the scenes with me and Huebel are us bullsh*tting. Yes, it was from Titanic. There was a guy on set that was there when that happened [when the crew of Titanic ate chowder spiked with PCP].
Warm Bodies made over $100 Million at the worldwide box office and Isaac Marion is writing a sequel to the book. Have you heard anything about going back up to Montreal for a Warm Bodies 2?
Oh my God, I live with my fingers crossed. That would be so awesome. I can’t imagine what the sequel would be, but who cares? The answer is yes. Montreal is my favorite town in the world. What surprises me [about that film] is the lack of backlash. I expected there to be a significant amount of dudes who weren’t going to go see that because it’s “another Twilight” or zombie fans who just said, “no.” But it was embraced by people once they realized it wasn’t just a “chick movie.” It’s the first movie I’ve been in that was a hit!