Today brings us, “Pineapple Express,” the sooo ’80s and agreeable theme song for Seth Rogen‘s pot actioner of the same name by Huey Lewis and the News (Sports, Patrick Bateman’s Walkman). If you thought Huey might try to imitate the Neptunes, please excuse yourself and go bask in I Love the New Millenium, because this track could have been the adulterated b-side to BTTF‘s “Back in Time.” Is it better? No way. Does it make you want to do a cannonball with a joint in your mouth and a hamburger in your left hand? Obviously.
You can stream the film’s entire soundtrack on MySpace, which includes tracks from Cypress Hill (so ’90s), Peter Tosh, Bell Biv Devoe (my second babysitter, Pam, is siked!), Public Enemy and Mountain. Wow, Huey Lewis just said “chronic” in his signature happy hour jock croon. M.I.A. move over. Summer ’08 just got lazier and so much higher.
Discuss: Is this the new “Back in Time”?
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Trailer Addict nabbed these two new one-sheets for August’s Pineapple Express featuring the turbo duo, Seth Rogen and James Franco, hot boxing and being role models for the youngs. /Film declares Franco’s face the bigger winner/loser. Somebody send in/link a PhotoShopped bootleg version using Peter’s face, I dare ya. Click here for the earlier gangland poster with Danny McBride in a neck brace and Franco brandishing a machine gun. How cool is it that we still have PE, Tropic Thunder and The Dark Knight to go?
Haha. /Film is proud (well, I am, not sure about Peter). Here are two of several submissions we’ve received via email/comments…
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/Film photo scooper Christopher M has sent over a new batch of photos from Pineapple Express. As always, click to enlarge.
Lazy stoner Dale Denton (Seth Rogen) has only one reason to visit his equally lazy dealer Saul Silver (James Franco): to purchase weed, specifically, a rare new strain called Pineapple Express. But when Dale becomes the only witness to a murder by a crooked cop (Rosie Perez) and the city’s most dangerous drug lord (Gary Cole), he panics and dumps his roach of Pineapple Express at the scene. Dale now has another reason to visit Saul: to find out if the weed is so rare that it can be traced back to him. And it is. As Dale and Saul run for their lives, they quickly discover that they’re not suffering from weed-fueled paranoia; incredibly, the bad guys really are hot on their trail and trying to figure out the fastest way to kill them both. All aboard the Pineapple Express.
Pineapple Express is set to hit theaters on August 8th 2008.
Hollywood loves sequels, and the readers of movie blogs love to hear the early talk of them (even if it never develops into anything). So lets take a look at the recent sequel gossip going around the interwebs.
Seth Rogen and James Franco are already talking about the possibility of the first comedy sequel produced by Judd Apatow – Pineapple Express 2?
“Yeah, I’m waiting for the sequel,” Franco revealed to MTV at Sunday’s Movie Awards. Rogen added, “Yep, we’ve talked about it.”
When asked who will play the villain in the next Incredible Hulk movie (if the demand warrants a sequel), director Louis Leterrier says that Samuel Sterns (played by Tim Blake Nelson) is introduced in his film and of course, will eventually become The Leader. [comics2film]
At the 2008 MTV Movie Awards, Will Smith told Hollyscoop that he has an idea for Bad Boys 3.
“We need Bad Boys 3, but Michael is too expensive now, he’s way too expensive.”
Even series director Michael Bay admitted that it might never happen even though they’ve talked about doing another one.
“I don’t know,” said Bay. “We talk about it, but we all make too much money.”
Meanwhile The Daily Mail claims that the producers of Sex and the City are “exercising the sequel option in all of the stars’ contracts. They want it to be a franchise and think they can stretch it over at least a trilogy.” But can you really believe the British tabloid paper’s sources?
Thanks to /Film reader Marcus for contributing.
Here is a round up of stories that just didn’t make the /Film front page, or what we like to call…. Page 2!
TotalFilm has a batch of production photos from Pixar’s WALL-E.
David Poland calls Sex and the City: The Movie “the Lord of the Rings of Chick Flicksâ€¦ not that it’s anywhere near as good, emotional, artistically made or worthy of box office or awardsâ€¦ IT’S 2 HOURS AND 25 FUCKING MINUTES LONG!!!!”
With news of yesterday morning’s decision by the California Supreme Court, Screenwriter John August has announced he is getting married. Congrads.
France’s MK2 and Britain’s Film4 will produce “Satisfaction,” the second film by U.S. writer-director Miranda July (Me and You and Everybody We Know). [Variety]
Universal Pictures has launched a viral site for the Timur Bekmambetov’s Wanted – FraternityofWeavers.com
Blogwarts has the third official photo from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, but it’s very low resolution and not very revealing.
Rotten Tomatoes‘ Total Recall column focuses on movies with talking live-action animals.Â This, naturally, is in anticipation of the new Narnia movie.
Variety continues to STEAL stories from movie news websites. How unprofessional. [collider]
Producer Daniel Dubieki says he would like to make a sequel to Jennifer’s Body: “I could see [a sequel] in the future if this movie does well and I think it will. As long as we can bring the right ingredients back to the table, I could totally see that happening. We’re not making it for that reason, but it could work. I’d love to do that.” [shock]
ThePlaylist has a small review of Pineapple Express: “The movie was bloody and hysterical. It was definitely like no other movie I’ve ever seen. [There's] lots of killing, at least 12 on camera deaths, and lots of blood. Insane. PS Danny R. McBride is a scene stealer.”
Former Secretary of State Warren Christopher, who represented the Al Gore team during the 2004 Florida recount, has denounced the HBO drama Recount, scheduled to air on May 25. [imdb]
io9 explains How Superhero Movies Made Comic Books Cooler (If Not Better).
ComingSoon has a new poster for Paramount’s The Love Guru, and no one cares.
PixarBlog has the track-listings for the WALL-E soundtrack.
Film School Rejects has the trailer for Don Cheadle‘s Traitor.
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian is currently getting a 73 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.
Jon Brion is scoring Charlie Kaufman‘s Synecdoche, New York. [playlist]
Tom Cruise is in talks to star in director Phillip Noyce‘s thriller 28th Amendment, about a U.S. president (Cruise) who discovers that a secret committee (run by Denzel Washington) has controlled the U.S. government since WWII. [moviehole]
Six Flags Great Adventure announced the grand opening of The Dark Knight coaster which will feature new customized footage of Aaron Eckhart as District Attorney Harvey Dent. The ride also incorporates audio and visual elements from the film which will debut July 18, 2008, offering guests a sneak peak. [SHH]
The Movie Blog theorizes that Paramount might have botched the marketing for Indiana Jones 4.
Rob Corddry has landed his first starring role, a part in “Project A,” an action comedy from Ben Stiller’s production company about a man trained by the U.S. government as a Cold War experiment to become the world’s biggest jerk. [reuters]
Like many of you, I’m excited for the Seth Rogen-penned Judd Apatow-produced stoner comedy Pineapple Express. It kinda looks like a strange spoof of the Pirates of the Caribbean banners from last year. And while this new theatrical one sheet (thanks to JoBlo) is funny, I don’t believe it gives you an accurate idea about what the film is actually about. Check out the full poster below and tell me what you think in the comments.
Last month, the red band movie trailer for Pineapple Express leaked on to the interwebs. Columbia Pictures has been working overtime to get an official greenband movie trailer out, which will likely be attached to Drillbit Taylor and Forgetting Sarah Marshall next month. The new trailer is not as great as the red band trailer, but more than funny enough. Tell me what you think in the comments below.
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Produced by Judd Apatow, and written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, the superstar team behind SuperBad, Pineapple Express is about a stoner (Rogen) process server named Dale Denton and his dealer (James Franco) Saul are who forced to go on the run from the police and gang leader (Gary Cole), after Dale witnesses a corrupt cop (Rosie Perez) commit a murder. So why is it called The Pineapple Express? Saul is selling a new type of pot known as “Pineapple Express.” Malick-influenced indie filmmaker David Gordon Green makes a huge departure from his critically acclaimed dramatic films (George Washington, All The Real Girls, and Snow Angels). Pineapple Express hits theaters on August 8th 2008.
Discuss: Pineapple Express – The next SuperBad or Walk Hard?
The rumors are true. Seth Rogen was able to convince Huey Lewis to record a title theme song for the upcoming Judd Apatow stoner comedy Pineapple Express.
“It is called Pineapple Express, cleverly,” director David Gordon Green told movieweb. “Our only input was, we told him we wanted it to sound like his 80s work that we loved so much. And we wanted to have the plot in it. And we wanted to have him say the title as many times as he could. There is a lot of alto sax. It is kind of like that ‘other’ Back to the Future Huey Lewis song. Not ‘Power of Love’ but ‘Back in Time’. Yeah.”
Here are the lyrics from the song’s chorus:
We got trouble,
we got to get out of here.
I’ve got you,
you’ve got me.
We are as high as we can be.
That’s all right.
How did we get into this mess?
Sounds like an instant classic to me! Unfortunately we’ll have to wait until August 8th 2008 to hear it. But for now, enjoy this vintage music video for Huey Lewis & the News’ Power of Love which features a cameo of Christopher Lloyd as Doc Brown with his time traveling Delorean.
Discuss: How cool is Huey Lewis?
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