“We were very concerned about our budget on this show, and how good our visual effects would be,” co-director and executive producer Seth Rogen says at the start of the Preacher audio commentary, as he discusses the opening scene set in space. “We said, ‘Let’s not even try to make it look like good visual effects; let’s make it look like visual effects from 1967, so this is what we came up with.” Only days after the series’ excellent pilot aired, Rogen and co-director Evan Goldberg‘s commentary for the Preacher pilot–which performed well in the ratings Sunday night–has been made available online.
Learn a few facts from the Preacher audio commentary below
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During Sunday night’s premiere of Preacher, a new TV spot for Sausage Party aired. Continuing to play up the R-rated spin on familiar animated movies, Rogen makes an appearance, in the spirit of Walt Disney, to introduce his latest creation, Frank (voiced by Rogen). With horn-rimmed glasses, an old-fashioned suit, and a retro setting, the co-writer, producer, and voice actor shows off his “Animation Imaginatorium.”
Below, watch the Sausage Party Walt Disney spoof.
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Last night, Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, and showrunner Sam Catlin pulled off what was once considered impossible to some filmmakers: they successfully adapted Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon‘s Preacher. Rogen, Goldberg, and Catlin ground the often wacky and wild story without excluding Ennis’ dark sense of humor or the spirit of the characters. The pilot retains some of the series’ key elements while also taking the story in a slightly different–and arguably more somber–direction.
To celebrate AMC’s adaptation, Gallery 1988 will release a new Preacher poster following all of the first season’s 10 episodes. Check out their first Preacher poster below.
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Preacher is a very different beast than the Vertigo comic book series it is based on and for many fans, this will be a difficult hurdle to leap. But everyone else can just jump right in and enjoy the blasphemy, irreverent comedy and the hilariously excessive violence, because the first chapter of AMC’s new series is a triumph. This is the kind of pilot episode that arrives feeling fully formed and confident. Preacher knows what it is, lays all of its cards on the table in the first five minutes, and asks you to come along for the ride with a wicked gleam in its eye. From the look of things, this will be a ride worth taking.
Read the full Preacher review after the jump.
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This weekend brought Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising to theaters, the sequel to the hit comedy from 2014. Usually, comedy sequels aren’t anything to write home about, but this one has a 61% on Rotten Tomatoes. That’s a good score for an R-rated comedy, especially one that’s a sequel. While there’s no indication that Universal will attempt to capture the comedic magic from Neighbors for a third time, a new video shows that Zac Efron has an idea for Neighbors 3 that involves he and Seth Rogen facing zombies.
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In addition to bringing some comedy to summer this weekend with Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, we’ll get more of Seth Rogen to close out the summer later this year with his raunchy animated adventure Sausage Party. The film is basically an R-rated Pixar movie following a group of friends who just so happen to be foods in a grocery store. Their lot in life is to be chosen by people and taken home in a glorious manner. But then they learn what people really do with food when they get it home, and that’s when all hell breaks loose.
A new Sausage Party trailer has arrived, and it’s basically the green band version of the red band trailer that was released a little while back. However, there are some new laughs to be had, especially at the end. Watch the new Sausage Party trailer after the jump. Read More »
This weekend is a huge one for Seth Rogen. Not only does his comedy sequel Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising hit theaters starting with early shows at 7pm on Thursday night (watch the trailer right here), but his TV series adaptation of the comic book Preacher is also premiering on AMC on Sunday.
Rogen is easily one of the hardest working guys in Hollywood, but when it comes to his work at AMC for Preacher, he wasn’t satisfied with only being the executive producer and director of the show. At one point, Rogen decided he also wanted to star in the show. But he didn’t just want the lead role that ended up going to Dominic Cooper, he wanted to play every single role.
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In today’s edition of Sequel Bits:
- Shane Black chats about The Predator and Arnold Schwarzenegger‘s potential involvement.
- Andrew Stanton fields questions about Finding Dory.
- Seth Rogen explains why he’ll never make Superbad 2.
- Two video featurettes on Independence Day: Resurgence.
- A very fun easter egg in Monsters University.
- And more!
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We’re only a few short weeks away from seeing AMC’s adaptation of Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon‘s Preacher. Any fan of the comic book series knows it’s been a long journey for this property. When Preacher was being developed as a film it attracted plenty of talent, but even a director as capable as Sam Mendes couldn’t crack the story. Mendes, however, predicted the story would play better as a television series and that “someone will come along that has a really good take on it and is able to do it.” If the early reviews for the AMC series are any indication, the Road to Perdition director was correct.
Below, watch the latest Preacher teaser trailer.
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