Sausage Party is about one sausage leading a group of supermarket products on a quest to discover the truth about their existence and what really happens when they become chosen to leave the grocery store. An extended TV spot has arrived, which doesn't offer too much in the way of new footage. But it certainly is terrifying. If you've ever wanted to see food wage a war against humans, you'll definitely get your chance this summer!
Sausage Party arrives this August as the first R-rated CG animated movie in history. And while kids will be clamoring to see it, it's quite obvious, from this somewhat tame sneak peek, that this is definitely not a family movie. Unless you plan on leaving your kids starving, crying and scarred for life as part of your summer vacation activities.
This Pixar spoof features an epic ensemble of voice actors including Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig, Jonah Hill, Bill Hader, Michael Cera, James Franco, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, Paul Rudd, Nick Kroll, David Krumholtz, Edward Norton and Salma Hayek. Producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are also responsible for creating the film, their first attempt at doing a full-length animated feature film. The duo previously penned the script for teen classic Superbad and dope adventure Pineapple Express. They made their directorial debut with 2014's This is the End, and directed the pilot for AMC's summer series Preacher, which aired its third episode last night.
Directing this animated horror comedy are Greg Tiernan and Conrad Vernon, who take their adventure gleefully to the edge of NC-17. Though, the film is confirmed to have an R-rating from the MPAA. Seth Rogen headlines this adventure as a hotdog just looking to get laid inside a delicious bun. But he soon discovers his destiny lies upon a different path. Here's what co-director Evan Goldberg had to tell us about the movie as production was starting back in 2014.
"Sausage Party is an existential mock-Pixar movie, and we are very, very proud of it. It's our opus. It's like Mr. Holland's Opus! It's our take on a Pixar movie. It is very, very R rated. I wish there were fifty Pixar movies every year. But listen, someone should take those motherf*ckers down a notch. Those high and mighty bastards. We're mocking all animated movies, with a special eye on Pixar. It is about a sausage in a supermarket. He goes on an epic journey to get back to his isle before the 4th of July, and reunite with his pack of sausage friends."
Sausage Party is hitting theaters on August 12. It will be going up against the biblical remake Ben-Hur as well as Disney's family adventure reboot Pete's Dragon. Universal will also launch the supernatural military thriller Spectral, which is the studio's answer to Ghostbusters. And Paramount is releasing the biopic Florence Foster Jenkins starring Meryl Streep. It's quite obvious Sausage Party is unique and not like anything else arriving this summer. That alone could make it an unexpected hit. While we await it's gore soaked arrival, take a look at the latest war torn footage in the extended TV Trailer courtesy of Youtube.