At the Los Angeles press conference in support of the film's August 6, 2008 release, Rogen, Franco, and Goldberg joined director David Gordon Green, Danny Mc Bride (one of Franco's suppliers) and Amber Heard (Rogen's character's 18 year old high school senior girlfriend) to talk about working on the pot-centric action comedy.
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And then eventually we discussed it and realized if it was good, it would be great."The film centers around Rogen as a process server who witnesses a murder and has to go on the run.
"Judd Apatow was watching, I think, True Romance," said Goldberg. He kind of had the idea, ' Well, what would have happened if that guy was the center of the story instead of the action star guy?
' So, he told me and Seth and we thought it was the sh-ttiest idea we ever heard.
It will probably sell better than Faber's feigned naivete.
co-stars Paul Rudd, Seth Rogen, Romany Malco, and Catherine Keener came ~exploding~ onto the silver screen with this now iconic comedy film.
Evan and I always like to take ridiculous situations and handle them as though they were real.
That’s kind of where the idea of Pineapple Express came from.
are being rejected everywhere from Los Angeles Dodgers games to Philadelphia bus shelters. Seems that pesky word "porno" just keeps getting in the way. It's supposed to make you laugh."Uh, sorry Faber, that's just not how language, or porn, works.
Kevin Smith, the indie director and comics nerd who made the movie, has always skirted the border between the sacred and profane. ) So he probably could have predicted that placing advertisements for the new comedy from The Weinstein Co. Even a workaround ad campaign substituting lead actors Seth Rogen and Elizabeth Banks with stick figures has failed to pass the prude test, according to the Associated Press."It's a comedy," countered Weinstein head of marketing Gary Faber. Titillation is the reason the term has survived this long, and probably the reason Smith included it in the title of his film in the first place.
Seth Rogen: "The original idea came from Judd [Apatow] actually.
He just kind of had the loose notion of like, ' What about a weed action movie? And, basically, we started thinking about making a movie that was kind of a weed movie and action movie and had a real kind of friendship story to it, then that would be our favorite movie ever.
It also helped launch the movie careers of future stars like Elizabeth Banks and Jonah Hill.