Thursday, April 23, 2015

Sony and Seth Rogen are at it again

Anthony Mackie, Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt
While The Interview was not a moneymaker for Sony nor for lead actor Seth Rogen, the publicity generated from the controversy over the film got the ball rolling on Rogen's next feature.

Set to co-star pal Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Anthony Mackie, X-Mas has secured a Nov. 25 release date. While few details are known about Rogen's next comedy, the plot will reportedly focus on three friends who reunite in New York City to party on Christmas eve. Rogen will, of course, bring the Chanukah spirit, as evidenced by the sweater he'll be wearing.

Rogen's also ready to add another producing credit to his growing list of projects, as news broke this week that Garth Ennis' and Steve Dillon's '90s comic-book series Preacher will, after many years of being kicked around, go straight to series and air on AMC later this year. Rogen's producing partner,, Evan Goldberg, is also attached to the project.

Dominic Cooper
For those unfamiliar with the story, the comic follows Jesse Custer, a conflicted preacher in a small town who, with the help of his former flame and a party-animal Irish vampire, attempt to find God in the hope of stopping the powerful offspring of an angel and a demon, who has escaped from heaven. From what we understand, Custer will somehow be combined with the creature, giving the Preacher unique abilities that will aid him in his search for the divine.

While not a comic-book series focusing on run-of-the-mill meta-human heroes, it will feature Dominic Cooper, who has previously played Howard Stark (father of Tony Stark's Iron Man). as well James Bond creator Ian Fleming in the mini-series Fleming, which aired on BBC last year.

AMC is home to one the most watched sci-fi programs on cable television, The Walking Dead, and believes Preacher will be an excellent companion to it in the coming season.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Uh, this is another racist movie where fat ugly Rogen plays a Jew, while good-looking Jews Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Lizzy Caplan play non-Jews. Isn't this obscenely racist?

This is Rogen's whole trick. He's repeatedly cast himself as an explicit Jew opposite good-looking Jews who are made to play non-Jews (James Franco, Paul Rudd, Dave Franco, Zac Efron, etc.).

It's like Nazi propaganda, except the Nazis at least had the decency to use actual non-Jews to play the good-looking non-Jews. Rogen goes one step further by portraying any Jew who's not an annoying comedian like him as a non-Jew to the masses. What "pride" in being Jewish.