Evan Goldberg spoke with The Playlist last weekend.
" 'Pineapple 2' is something that we pressured the studio to do for a while, and they require no pressure. Everybody wants to do it, it’s just we all have the chance after the success of those movies to do whatever they want, and everybody took that chance, and they made 'Your Highness' and Judd went and made ["Funny People"] and we went and made stuff. I would not be surprised if we all got back and made 'Pineapple 2.' We have the whole story planned out. But I don’t know, it’s still a toss up. Because that movie I’m very proud of, I don’t want to tamper with it. It kind of begs a sequel, but I don’t know. 'Pineapple '2 is the most likely [Judd Apatow-produced project] with us all. We kind of made the classic mistake of people who had a successful film: we then booked everything we could because we thought it’d be our only chance. It still could be our only chance, but man are we booked."The MTV Movies blog does note how busy everyone is.
For Rogen, be serious: don't you want to see "Jay and Seth Vs. the Apocalypse" already? The trailer is loved across the Internet, Rogen told us he really wants to do it -- direct it, even! -- and, well... it's a pretty original idea. Always a good thing, and sadly, increasingly hard to find.To be honest, of the Apatow movies that were made, nothing against Pineapple Express, but the movie that is really deserving of a sequel is Anchorman and Paramount really blew their opportunity. That's not to say that I wouldn't like to see a sequel, I would. It would need to have the same magic as the first movie. That's what Get Him to the Greek did not have. Yes I laughed a bit but it just didn't have the same magic as Forgetting Sarah Marshall did. As such, it did not do as well at the box office this summer.
Franco is already reuniting with Green and McBride for another stoner comedy, a different stoner comedy with a high fantasy (no pun intended) setting and starring himself, McBride, Natalie Portman and Zooey Deschanel. He's also starring in "Rise of the Apes," the "Planet of the Apes" prequel. With Tom Felton, Brian Cox, Freida Pinto, John Lithgow and Andy Serkis.
Then there's McBride, a really funny guy who deserves more than a supporting comedic role. It's true that he'd likely have a much larger one in a "Pineapple" sequel, but it sounds like he's got just that in "Your Highness," which he also wrote. He's also set to join Jesse Eisenberg and Aziz Ansari in "30 Minutes or Less," a comedy from "Zombieland" director Ruben Fleischer.
And let's not forget Goldberg. He wrote "The Green Hornet," starring Rogen. He also wrote the upcoming hockey comedy "Goon" with Jay Baruchel. Then there's the small matter of "Jay and Seth" again, which he is co-writing with Rogen.