In June of 2008, Seth Rogen and Jay Baruchel parlayed a hilarious one-minute video clip into a deal for a major motion picture. The concept for the film, “Jay and Seth vs. The Apocalypse”, would remain the same: two guys who sit in their apartment while the world ends; only the length and the budget would get bigger. Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg were supposed to be working on the “Jay and Seth” script for a planned 2010 release date for Mandate Pictures. So, how are things going with that? Hit the jump to find out.
When asked about the progress being made on the “Jay and Seth” front, Rogen told MTV that he and Goldberg “have not written one word of that movie.”
You see, Goldberg and Rogen have been a little busy trying to keep their “Green Hornet” adaptation afloat, and if you’ve been following the turns in that story for the past year then you know that saving “Hornet” has been a full-time occupation. So where does that leave the fans of “Jay and Seth”?
Jay Baruchel has been heard saying that the comedy could still be ready for 2010, to which Rogen replied “I’m glad Jay is optimistic about that.”
The fact that there is no script has to slow things down a bit, although Rogen also noted that the story had been “outlined extensively” by Goldberg and co-author Jason Stone, so it’s possible that “Jay and Seth” could film sometime in 2010… assuming the other 14 projects Rogen has lined up in the meantime don’t get in the way.