The apocalypse is a big trend in movies this year. Whether it’s the zombie apocalypse in World War Z, an alien invasion in The Host and The World’s End, or just the aftermath of the apocalypse in Oblivion and After Earth, the end of the world is big business in today’s science fiction landscape. Seth Rogen’s This Is The End is no different, but we’ll see what the apocalypse will be like from a celebrity’s point of view in the new action-comedy.
This Is the End looks hilarious and the cast is top notch, but you have to wonder if the gag will sustain a full-length feature film. The film’s premise is based on a short film titled Jay and Seth vs. the Apocalypse, featuring Jay Baruchel and Seth Rogen, and then later expanded into This Is the End. We’ll find out this June when the film is released.
Seth Rogen and his writing-partner, Evan Goldberg, co-wrote and co-directed the new film, as the pair will be making their directorial debut with This Is the End. The story centers on a posh party filled with young Hollywood stars, suddenly interrupted by the apocalypse. The massive destruction kills many of the party guests, but a small band of party-goers must work together to survive the end of the world. This Is the End will feature actors playing fictionalized versions of themselves.
This Is the End features an all-star cast including James Franco, Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, Emma Watson, Michael Cera, Jason Segel, Paul Rudd, Mindy Kaling, Martin Starr, Kevin Hart, Rihanna, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, and Aziz Ansari.
This Is the End will hit theaters everywhere on June 12th. You can watch the original trailer for Jay and Seth vs. the Apocalypse below. Apparently, it’s an eight-minute short that was only screened at film festivals, so it’s not available to watch outside of this trailer.