Seth Rogen and Superbad co-writer Evan Goldberg will make their directorial debut next year with the apocalyptic comedy This is the End (formerly titled The End of the World). Rogen and co-star James Franco decided to capitalise on all the Mayan nonsense buzzing around this week and release a red-band trailer for the film which is preceded by an introduction of the two of them holed up in a bunker. Danny McBride dominates the proceedings with his hilarious trademark braggadocio as he lays into Rogen, Franco, Jay Baruchel, Craig Robinson and Jonah Hill. We don’t get to see co-stars Michael Cera and Emma Watson — or many of the cameos, including Paul Rudd, Aziz Ansari, Jason Segel and Rihanna — but for a first look this is pretty funny and I’m hoping Rogen and co. can succeed where other end-of-the-world comedies such as Seeking a Friends for the End of the World failed.
This is the End is due June 14, 2013. Check out the red-band trailer and poster below (via The Playlist).