The dark comedy This is the End is in the Top 10 most-watched Netflix movies.
By Joshua Jones | Published
One of Seth Rogen’s hit comedies dominates the streaming charts. Based on Flix Patrolcomedy 2013 This is the end ranked near the top of Netflix’s Top 10 movie chart this week. The news comes after it was reported that the R-rated animated comedy Rogen Sausage Party also getting a lot of attention on streaming.
This is the end is probably one of Seth Rogen’s most popular comedies. The story centers on a fictionalized version of the cast after surviving a global biblical apocalypse. This is a feature-length adaptation of the 2007 short film Jay and Seth Versus the Apocalypse.
Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg co-wrote the 9-minute short film. Before he collaborated with Rogen on the film, Goldberg had worked on the hit comedy film Very bad and eliminated. After finishing production on the latter, Goldberg and director Jason Stone worked on the script for Jay and Seth Versus the Apocalypse for three weeks.
Principal shooting of the short film began in September 2006 and lasted two days. After the Seth Rogen comedy trailer was released on YouTube, it received over 50,000 hits in its first two weeks. The success of the short film convinced Stone and Goldberg to buy the project.
After being fought over by several production companies, the project was eventually turned into a full-length film titled This is the end. In an interview with SecurityGoldberg said that one of the effects of the project was “ripping the little bits out of Charlie Kauffman” and his and Seth Rogen’s love for Larry Sanders Pertunjukan Show. He also drew inspiration from reality television shows when he decided to have actors play exaggerated versions of themselves.
Main photography on This is the end happened in New Orleans because of financial incentives from the city. One of the interesting facts about the production is that actress Emma Watson left the set because she was uncomfortable with scenes involving cannibalism. One scene involves actor Danny McBride as a cannibal and his sex slave, Channing Tantum. Despite all that, Seth Rogen’s comedy made quite a bit of money at the box office.
This is the end, grossed about $101.5 million at the North American box office on 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 will star Seth Rogen opposite Brad Pitt. In an interview with Daily Californian, Goldberg revealed that he considered casting Pitt in the film at one point. However, the creators chose to work on the project with their friends.
While audiences remember Seth Rogen for his work in films like This is the end, the actor has diversified his portfolio over the years. He was reportedly involved in filming the subreddit. Film, Stupid moneybased on the financial story of subredditor David and his struggles against massive hedge funds.
Seth Rogen has also appeared in several awards. In 2015, he played Steve Wozniak in the biographical film Steve Jobs. Interestingly, his work in the biopic did not earn him an award nomination.
Seth Rogen received several nominations for his work on This is the end. The American Comedy Awards nominated him for Best Comedy Director, with the film itself earning a Best Screenplay nomination. This is the end was also nominated for Best Horror Film at the 2014 Saturn Awards.
In addition to him starring in a film on the subreddit, one of Seth Rogen’s critical films is reportedly receiving a reboot. It was reported in June that the 2011 film green bee will be rebooted with filmmaker Leigh Whannell in talks to helm the project. Based on Deadlinesthe project is called Green Hornet and Katoand it won’t be starring Rogen.
Despite his involvement in the project, Seth Rogen continues to be a prolific comedian and actor in the industry. We have to see success This is the end to find out that the guy has some brilliant but sometimes silly ideas.