The Dark Comedy This is the End is in Netflix’s Top 10 Most Streamed Movies.
by Joshua Jones | Published
One of Seth Rogen’s famous comedies is dominating the streaming charts. According to Flix patrolthe comedy of 2013 This is the end is ranked near the top of Netflix’s top 10 movies this week. The news comes after it was reported that Rogen’s animated comedy is classified as R Sausage Festival is getting a lot of attention on streaming as well.
This is the end is perhaps one of Seth Rogen’s most popular comedies. The story centers on fictionalized versions of the cast after surviving a global biblical apocalypse. It is a feature film adaptation of the 2007 short film Jay and Seth against the Apocalypse.
Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg co-wrote the 9-minute short film. Prior to collaborating with Rogen on the film, Goldberg had worked on the famous comedies Very bad And To knock. After finishing production on the latter, Goldberg and director Jason Stone worked on the script Jay and Seth against the Apocalypse for three weeks.
Principal shooting for the short film began in September 2006 and lasted for two days. After the trailer for the Seth Rogen comedy was released on YouTube, it received over 50,000 hits in the first two weeks. The success of the short film convinced Stone and Goldberg to look around the project.
After being fought over by several production companies, the project eventually turned into a full-length titled film This is the end. In an interview with The GuardianGoldberg said one of the influences on the project was “tearing away small parts of Charlie Kauffman” and Seth Rogen’s and her love for Larry Sanders’ show. He also drew inspiration from reality TV shows when he decided to have actors play exaggerated versions of themselves.
Main shooting in progress This is the end took place in New Orleans due to the city’s financial incentives. An interesting fact about the production is that actress Emma Watson left the set because she was uncomfortable with a scene involving cannibalism. One of the scenes involved actor Danny McBride as a cannibal and his sex slave Channing Tantum. In spite of everything, the Seth Rogen comedy made quite a lot of box office money.
This is the end, grossed approximately $ 101.5 million at the North American box office against a production budget of $ 32 million. The film was released the same weekend as Warner Bros. and DC’s Man of Steel. In its second weekend, Seth Rogen’s comedy dropped to number 4 on the worldwide box office charts.
One version of the film would have played Seth Rogen alongside Brad Pitt. In an interview with the Daily Californian, Goldberg revealed that he considered casting Pitt in the film at some point. However, the creators chose to work on the project with their friends.
While audiences remember Seth Rogen for his work in films such as This is the end, the actor has diversified his portfolio over the years. He is reportedly involved in making a movie on a subreddit. The film, Stupid moneyis based on the financial story of subredditor David and his battle against a huge hedge fund.
Seth Rogen has also appeared in some awards. In 2015, he played Steve Wozniak in the Steve Jobs biopic. Interestingly, his work on the biopic earned him no award nominations.
Seth Rogen received several nominations for his work This is the end. The American Comedy Awards named him Best Comedy Director, with the film itself earning a nomination for Best Screenplay. This is the end it was also nominated for Best Horror Film at the 2014 Saturn Awards.
In addition to starring in a subreddit movie, one of the critically panned Seth Rogen films is reportedly receiving a reboot. It was reported in June that the 2011 film The Green Hornet it would be restarted with director Leigh Whannell in talks to direct the project. According to Deadline
Regardless of his involvement in the project, Seth Rogen continues to be a prolific comedian and actor in the industry. We have to look at the success of This is the end knowing that the boy has brilliant but sometimes ridiculous ideas.