As one of the funniest films of the year, This Is The End was recently re-released in theaters by Sony Pictures. The rated-R comedy DVD release is soon to follow and if you have yet to see this movie, you should buy the DVD. Seth Rogen was turned down for the original budget of $40 Million for the movie This Is The End. The studio did however approve a budget of $32 Million so that the movie could be created. That extra $8 Million not used turned out to be great, it was just an extra $8 Million into their pockets as the movie grossed $101,099,114 as of September 22.
James Franco: The Artist
Most of the paintings seen hanging in James Franco’s house are actually painted by James Franco. James Franco fancies himself an artist of sorts.
Cera vs. Rihanna
Originally, Michael Cera was not actually slapping Rihanna’s butt. He was acting as if to slap her ass but right before making contact was stopping. The scene wasn’t working and looked too fake. Eventually, Cera and Rihanna agreed that contact could be made under the condition that she would be allowed to smack him hard across the face. Cera agreed.
Michael Cera had only one stipulation as to his character in the movie and that was to wear the bright and colorful windbreaker. This was shocking as Seth Rogen assumed he would complain about the inappropriate behavior written for him in the script.
Jay and Seth versus the Apocalypse
This Is The End is originally adapted from a 2007 short comedy film written by writer-actors Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, and director Jason Stone. The film stars actors Rogen and Jay Baruchel.
Pineapple Express 2
According to Seth Rogen, the plot his character suggests in the movie when he is asked what Pineapple Express 2 would be about is actually his real life idea for a Pineapple Express sequel.
Where was Mila Kunis?
Mila Kunis among some other celebrites were supposed to also make cameo appearances in the film but could not due to scheduling conflicts. Emma Watson played the role originally written for Mila.
End of Movie
Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg said in an interview that they were originally going to have an additional scene play during the end credits that would show James Franco and Danny McBride smoking marijuana with Hitler in hell, but then felt that it would be too much.
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