Seth Rogen Revealed What Killed ‘Pineapple Express 2’

by Jeremy Spirogis
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To the delight of followers, stoner flick icon, Seth Rogen, not too long ago appeared on The Howard Stern Show. During the on-air interview, the star dished just a few unfiltered particulars about his film profession, together with why the sequel to his crowd-pleaser, Pineapple Express, was by no means made.

Seth Rogen and James Franco of 'Pineapple Express'
Seth Rogen and James Franco of ‘Pineapple Express’ | Bryan Bedder/Getty Images

What made ‘Pineapple Express’ so fashionable?

Pineapple Express has been universally acknowledged as one of the vital fashionable stoner flicks ever. The synopsis teases, “A process server and his marijuana dealer wind up on the run from hitmen and a corrupt police officer after he witnesses his dealer’s boss murder a competitor while trying to serve papers on him.” Spoiler alert — hilarity ensues.

Rogen co-wrote Pineapple Express along with his frequent inventive cohort, Evan Goldberg. During his dialog with Howard Stern, Rogen mirrored, “As we would tell people we were making a weed action movie, they looked at us like we were f*cking so stupid and crazy.”

In addition to co-writing, Rogen served as an government producer and starred alongside James Franco within the movie. David Gordon Green, the filmmaker behind such options as All the Real Girls and Snow Angels, signed on to direct. The comedy additionally benefited from a robust supporting forged, with actors corresponding to Danny McBride, Gary Cole, Rosie Perez, Amber Heard, Bill Hader, and James Remar within the combine.

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The motion romp boasts a coveted Fresh Rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and never solely was Pineapple Express successful with critics, however followers flocked to theaters, making it a industrial success. Box Office Mojo stories that the venture grossed over $100 million worldwide on a $27 million finances.

The film, which dropped again in 2008, continues to seem in listicles, roundups, and conversations across the water cooler (or no matter changed the water cooler in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic). With these spectacular feats in thoughts, many followers query why a sequel by no means materialized.

Seth Rogen admitted the film studio mentioned ‘no’ to ‘Pineapple Express 2’

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Radio present host, Howard Stern, requested Rogen a query that has been on the minds of comedy film buffs for greater than a decade. “Would there ever be a Pineapple Express 2?”

Rogen confessed that he and his inventive companions wished to make Pineapple Express 2 occur. Alas, the studio executives opted to move on the concept. Rogen mentioned, “We tried to make one, and thanks to the Sony hack, you can actually, like, find the email when Sony decided to kill the movie and not make it. So, it was something we were very open to several years ago, but Sony was not that interested in it.”

Stern confessed that he loves weed humor, calling it “some of my favorite humor.’” He steered that some people are afraid to provide films that revolve across the topic of medicine. “I think it has to do with, they’re afraid to look stupid,” mentioned Stern.

“Luckily, that’s not a fear I have,” quipped Rogen.

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