Seth Rogen announced on his Twitter page today that AMC has issued a series order for his comic book adaptation Preacher. The executive producer, who also directed the pilot with Evan Goldberg, originally revealed that the show will debut in May 2016 on AMC, later clarifying that the show "may not air in May... But sometime in 2016." Those tweets were eventually deleted, but he also released the first teaser poster for Preacher.
While the series order has yet to be confirmed by AMC, Deadline reports that the show was given a 10-episode order. Both Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg developed the story with Sam Catlin (Breaking Bad), who went on to write the pilot script and will serve as the showrunner. The series is based on the comic book series by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon.Read More
Back in July, Sony Pictures released the first footage from their R-rated comedy The Night Before, in the form of an age-restricted red band trailer, which is only meant for viewers over the age of 18. Today, the studio released an all-ages green band trailer that is suitable for viewers of all ages, starring Seth Rogen, Anthony Mackie and Joseph Gordon-Levitt as three friends who bring their Christmas Eve tradition to an end in a big way. Even without the R-rated language from the red band trailer, this footage will still make you laugh.
Seth Rogen continues a tradition of his own, by poking fun at another pop star. This trailer features a joke about Miley Cyrus, which comes on the heels of last year's The Interview, which mocked Katy Perry. From Jonathan Levine, the acclaimed director of 50/50, comes the new comedy The Night Before. Ethan (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), Isaac (Seth Rogen) and Chris (Anthony Mackie) have been friends since childhood, and for a decade, their yearly Christmas Eve reunion has been an annual night of debauchery and hilarity.Read More
Last September, Movieweb was invited to the Brooklyn, New York set of Sony's 'Untitled Xmas 2015' release. Almost a year later, we have a great title for what looks to be an absolutely hilarious film. Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, and Anthony Mackie star in the holiday comedy - The Night Before. Directed by Jonathan Levine (50/50,Warm Bodies), who also co-wrote with Producer Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen. This article will have a fair amount of spoilers. I won't give too much away, but will give a heads up for anything too revealing. Also, since Movieweb is a family friendly website of wholesome entertainment, all the cursing and drug references will be starred out. You'll see below in the interview that Seth Rogen couldn't care less if we wrote about the plot. His thoughts were, "No one comes to see our movies for the surprises." That's as rare a statement as seeing a unicorn prancing through your living room. But the almighty Sony team made sure we were all under embargo until this very day. It's surreal to think that a few weeks later, the entire brouhaha surrounding the release of The Interview would become the biggest Hollywood story of 2014.
The Night Before is the tale of three best friends who have spent Christmas Eve together since childhood. The cast will fill in the details why. The tradition comes to an end as adult responsibilities take hold. Seth Rogen's Isaac is married and about to have his first child. His wife (Jillian Bell) gives him a gift bag of narcotics to get the partying out of his system before the youngster arrives. Along with Ethan (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) and Chris (Anthony Mackie ), now a superstar professional football player, the trio decide to make their last Christmas Eve together epic. And find the infamous 'Nutcracker Ball', the greatest Christmas party in the city.Read More
Seth Rogen is hard at work shooting the pilot for his new AMC TV series Preacher, which is based on the iconic cult comic book of the same name. Working alongside co-director Evan Goldberg, the producer/director is making sure to keep fans updated with photos from the set. Yesterday we got to see a pair of Russian nuns speaking with a police officer as ambulances awaited in the background. Today's photo is slightly more action-packed, as it teases a helicopter crash.
Aside for the main story in the comic books, little is known about the plot of the pilot. At some point, we're guessing a helicopter meets its fiery fate after crashing into the cold ground. We're not sure if this is a continuation of the scene that was shown off yesterday. That particular moment in the show takes place in Russia. But a crashed helicopter would certain explain the need for ambulances and nuns.Read More
Last week, production began on AMC's Preacher, and we've already gotten our first look at series star Dominic Cooper on the set. Shooting is still going strong on the pilot episode, and last night Seth Rogen, who is co-directing the pilot episode with Evan Goldberg, sent out the latest photo. Unfortunately, this image was taken from afar, so it isn't ultimately clear who is featured, but it appears to show two nuns chatting with a cop as an ambulance looks on.
We can also see plenty of snow on the ground, and Texas isn't exactly known for its winter climate. The vehicles seen in the background feature Russian words, so it seems this particular scene is set somewhere in Russia, but it isn't known how this scene fits into the overall story line. How could this Russian church be connected to a small town Texas Preacher? We'll have to wait and see.Read More