To say Seth Rogen is a Hollywood juggernaut wouldn’t even be a fair assessment of his character – at this point, he is a staple. Having starred, produced and directed in a multitude of films that collectively resonate with virtually the entirety of the country, his charm is almost infectious, paired with a goofy laugh that only highlights his innocence. That goofy laugh may hold something a little more sinister behind it though, as Rogen’s next project will be producing his first ever horror film. Alongside Lionsgate Productions, Rogen will produce the script for a new horror film written by Chris Thomas Devlin, Video Nasty.
Despite Rogen’s typically lighthearted demeanor, this next project is likely not something that will make you double over with laughter. Devlin is a true horror writer, currently also working on the new Texas Chainsaw Massacre reboot, and Rogen will be paired up with producers Greg Silverman and Jon Berg who produced the 2019 film Doctor Sleep, based on the novel by the esteemed Stephen King. Per Variety, the film is based upon three teens who rent a cursed VHS tape of an old 80’s horror film only to become the stars of said film when they are transported inside of the story and have to fight their way out. That being said, it is unlikely Rogen plays a pivotal role in front of the lens given his age, making his involvement all the more interesting.
Arguably Rogen’s closest foray into the horror genre was 2013’s This Is the End, a comedic take on the potential of an alien apocalypse which he wrote, produced, starred and made his directorial debut in. He did this alongside his longtime partner Evan Goldberg under their Point Grey production banner, managing to rake in $126 million in box offices worldwide. Their talent is of no doubt, but Video Nasty will seemingly challenge the duo in a way they haven’t been before, and could produce some interesting results. Regardless, any film with Rogen’s name attached is typically set to draw plenty of attention no matter the subject.