This Is The End arrives here in UK cinemas on Friday, and already there is talk of a sequel after the film has been very well received in the US. The comedy performed very strongly at the box office, taking an impressive $20 million in the US, and critics and fans alike have praised the film, calling it one of the best comedies of the year.
Naturally there has been talk of a sequel, and director Evan Goldberg recently spoke with Screen Daily about his plans for a potential follow up:
“If you ask me, I’d say there’s a good chance of sequel,” said Goldberg, who co-directed the comedy with Rogen. “If you ask Seth, he’d say no. So, we’ll see. We lucked out that [the cast] were all available [at the time]. I honestly don’t know if we could get the guys together [again]. We actually talked about doing a sequel where it starts at the premiere of This Is the End,” Goldberg revealed. “Seth’s a cokehead in this version, Michael Cera is a calm dude with a boyfriend, Rihanna and The Backstreet Boys are back. We have a lot of ideas: a heaven and hell, for example, and a garden of Eden version where Danny [McBride] is Adam.”
Written and directed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, the impressive cast includes Seth Rogen, Danny McBride, Jonah Hill, James Franco, Jay Baruchel, Craig Robinson, Emma Watson, Paul Rudd, Jason Segel, Michael Cera, Martin Starr and David Krumholtz.
This is the End arrives in UK cinemas 28th June 2013.
The comedy This Is The End follows six friends trapped in a house after a series of strange and catastrophic events devastate Los Angeles. As the world unravels outside, dwindling supplies and cabin fever threaten to tear apart the friendships inside. Eventually, they are forced to leave the house, facing their fate and the true meaning of friendship and redemption.