14 Upcoming Seth Rogen Projectsby IMDb-Editors | last updated - 4 months ago
As "Future Man" hits the airwaves and 'The Disaster Artist' approaches, take a look at what Seth Rogen has in store on the big and small screens.
The Disaster Artist (2017)
This fictional behind-the-scenes look at the making of Tommy Wiseau's cult movie The Room is all about James Franco's performance as Wiseau. But we're also looking forward to Seth's turn as Sandy Schklair, a noted script supervisor who helps guide Wiseau's vision during the notorious production. In fact, Schklair is still battling Wiseau for a director's credit on the picture.
The Disaster Artist opens on Dec. 8, 2017.
Like Father (2018)
Seth has an unspecified role in this Kristen Bell comedy about a workaholic woman who's left at the altar by her fiancé (Rogen, we're assuming) and then opts to take her honeymoon anyway — with her equally career-driven father. Fun fact: The movie is written and directed by Seth's spouse, Lauren Miller Rogen. The couple is seen here at the 2017 Oscars.
Seth has had another collaboration with James Franco in the works for a while. In Zeroville, an adaptation of Steve Erickson's novel about an autistic man who comes to Los Angeles in the late 1960s to realize his dreams, they co-star with Franco directing. The movie was originally set for a 2016 release, but Franco has been tinkering with this indie production, which now appears to be set for 2018.
The Lion King (2019)
Rogen will step into the hooves of Pumbaa the warthog for Jon Favreau's reimagining of The Lion King. Together with Timon the meerkat, who will be voiced by Billy Eichner, look for this fan-favorite duo to chew up the homeland scenery and deliver plenty of laughs as Simba's best friends.
Meet the Star-Studded Cast of The Lion King (2019)
Rogen tends to divide his time between a clutch of filmmakers. For Flarsky he'll reunite with writer/director Jonathan Levine (50/50 and The Night Before) for a comedy about a political journalist who tries to get a romance going with a high-ranking government operative who just so happened to be the journo's babysitter back in the day. Rogen will star opposite Charlize Theron. Expect a late 2018/early 2019 release date for this one.
B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherworldly Operations (????)
Though we doubt this shelved project will ever get revived, we'd be remiss if we didn't include B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherworldly Operations on this list simply because of its mysterious properties. Before a big shakeup at DreamWorks Animation, Rogen was set to co-star alongside Melissa McCarthy and Bill Murray in what sounded like a fun movie that even goth kids would enjoy with their parents. We'd still love to see this story about an army of ghost aliens who attack Earth and are fought off by a secret group of government operatives who happen to also be ghosts.
"Future Man" and Other Behind-the-Scenes Roles
In terms of acting work, that's what Rogen has on the books at the moment, though he's incredibly busy as a director/producer. In fact, "Future Man," his new show with creative partner Evan Goldberg, hits the air this week. (Prepare to read Goldberg's name a lot from here on as he and Rogen are inseparable, creatively speaking.)
Josh Hutcherson starts as Josh Futturman, a janitor who finishes an unbeatable video game, bringing mysterious visitors from the future to his door. The time-traveling adventure-comedy series debuts Nov. 14 on Hulu.
Watch the "Future Man" trailer
A Continuing Alliance With Snoop Dogg
It's no surprise that Seth and Snoop Dogg are pals, but did you know that Rogen's production company, Point Grey, has been making a web series called "Talking Buds" for Merry Jane, Snoop's cannabis news-and-lifestyle media platform? In November 2017, Point Grey signed on to produce more episodes of the series, which provides insights on the various strains of marijuana on the market.
A New Partnership With Amazon Studios
Thanks in part to the steady-footed success of "Preacher," Rogen and Goldberg have some other comic-book adaptations in development, the most noteworthy being "The Boys," their take on Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson’s comic.
Amazon Studios has signed on to bring to life the story of a black-ops team that tries to stop the corrupt superheroes of the world from abusing their powers. Amazon picked up the project from Cinemax, and we understand that Rogen and Goldberg will also look to direct episodes from the series alongside "Supernatural" creator Eric Kripke.
Directing Duties on "Ball Street"
Seth is looking to get behind the camera to co-direct the pilot episode of the proposed series "Ball Street" at Showtime. (Goldberg will squeeze into the director's chair with him.) The comedy is centered around a ragtag group of Wall Street outsiders who look to take on the financial industry in the wake of the 1987 stock market crash. Don Cheadle and Andrew Rannells have already landed roles in the ensemble.
"Singularity": A "Silicon Valley" Connection
The Rogen-Goldberg juggernaut has one directing project already in the can. "Singularity," written by "Silicon Valley" vet Sonny Lee, pictured, is a future-set comedy set at the point where artificial intelligence eclipses human intelligence. There's no air date yet for the project that counts Damon Wayans Jr. and Amanda Lund as its leads.
Rogen and Goldberg Get Superheroic With Invincible
One project that many insiders have their eyes on is Rogen and Goldberg's desire to bring Robert Kirkman’s superhero comic Invincible to the big screen. Could this story of a young hero whose father is the defender of Earth disrupt the MCU/DCEU? With an alien heritage that feels similar to Star-Lord and Superman, there's a chance the movie could perform well in its own universe.
A Sweet Arrangement With Sugar Lyn Beard
It's a Sausage Party reunion for Rogen, Goldberg, and actress Sugar Lyn Beard, who voiced the Baby Carrot and the Cookies in the raunchy animated hit. Rogen and Goldberg will produce the untitled comedy about a young doctor who loses her medical license after a breakdown in the OR. The project seems to have mint roles for the doc's hippie mom and her two best friends, who all become the physician's new roommates.
Creating Some 90's Nostalgia With Kelly Oxford
Kelly Oxford, who pretty much rules at all things social media, is developing a comedy with Rogen, Goldberg, and James Franco with a logline that's been kept under wraps. All we know is that it's a teen show set in the 1990s, and that's good enough for now since "Freaks and Geeks" technically was a '90s show.