This Is the End made its Blu-ray debut this week, and if it proves one thing, its that Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen are a directing duo to watch in the future. They have many projects in pre-production, mostly on the writing and producing side. While movies take up most of their time, with Neighbors, The Interview and Sausage Party all on their impending slate, they're also in the midst of creating a TV series.
Based on Graham Roumieu's Me Write Book, It Bigfoot Memoir, the show, tentatively titled Bigfoot, follows a modern day Sasquatch who decides to acclimate himself back into society after decades of being an elusive, hard to find creature. While speaking with Evan in a recent interview, he revealed this about the show, which will be animated, but could possibly get a live-action adaptation at some point in the future.
"There is this remarkable Bigfoot book. Its called Me Write Book, It Bigfoot Memoir. Its written by...I can never pronounce his name...Graham Roumieu...And its hysterical. Its about a manic depressive Bigfoot, and he tries, but he doesn't quite fit in. We've been working on it for quite a while..."
The next question is, who will play Bigfoot? Evan revealed that his producing partner Seth Rogen may take the lead.
"There is a very big chance that Seth Rogen will play Bigfoot...But we're undetermined."Seth got his start in the acting side of the business starring in the ensemble comedic drama Freaks and Geeks, which ran for almost one season on NBC before being cancelled. He then starred in Undeclared for Fox, which also ran for not quite a whole season. Since that time, he's become known primarily as a film actor, with roles in The Green Hornet, Pineapple Express and The Guilt Trip, just to name a few out of the many.
He recently slid back to television for a guest stint on The League, where he plays the recurring role of amateur porn entrepreneur Dirty Randy, best friend of Jason Mantzoukas' Rafi. This season, the pair wrote an episode for the show titled Rafi and Dirty Randy, which finds the two despicable hustlers involved in a Beverly Hills Cop style murder mystery out in Los Angeles.
Being on the show has definitely recharged Seth Rogen's interest in what can be done on TV, as Evan explains, also teasing one of Seth's less known TV arcs.
"The League has popped his peach. It has popped his cherry. Actually, he was on Dawson's Creek a long time ago. Its on Youtube. There is a montage of all his scenes from that one episode. He plays an alcoholic."
Whether he is just voicing Bigfoot or playing him live and in the flesh, we're pretty excited about this casting news. What about you? Maybe his appearance on Dawson's Creek will help ease your mind.