In what was already the unofficial title of This is the End, Seth Rogen and James Franco are now set to voice characters in the animated feature “Sausage Party,” along with Michael Cera, Kristen Wiig, Jonah Hill, Nick Kroll, and Edward Norton.
Conrad Vernon [Monsters Vs. Aliens, Madagascar 3] and Greg Tiernan [Thomas the Tank Engine] are directing the R-rated animated comedy for Sony Pictures and Annapurna Pictures. Rogen and Evan Goldberg wrote the script with Kyle Hunter and Ariel Shaffir [not to be confused with the comedian Ari Shaffir].
“Sausage Party” follows one heroic piece of meat’s quest to discover the truth about his existence. After falling out of a shopping cart, the sausage protagonist teams up with some new friends to embark on a perilous journey through the supermarket and return to their aisles before the Fourth of July sale. [TheWrap]
I have a soft spot for Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, but really? A movie called Sausage Party about a talking sausage? How did that take four screenwriters? They could’ve hired one stoner and a bar napkin. It sounds like a movie the movie version of Seth Rogen would come up with when he was getting stoned and telling James Franco how easy it would be to write a movie.
As a sidenote, I want “one heroic piece of meat” to be my epitaph.