When you think of animated flicks, you usually think of media that happens to be wholesome and safe for the whole family. Which leads to quite a few boring films. Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill and Evan Goldberg have their own idea for an animated film though.
One filled with all manner of content that will ruin a generation of kids if they can sneak into a cinema to watch it. Prepare yourselves, for a Sausage Party.
Sony Pictures and Annapurna Pctures have teamed up to greenlight the film, which Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill and Evan Goldberg have been tinkering around with for quite a while now. Designed as an R-rated film, the animated caper follows around a sausage who is seeking the meaning behind all of existence, as he travels back to the frozen food section of his local supermarket so that he can make it back in time for the fourth of July celebrations. Weeeeeeird. Here’s the full press release from Collider:
CULVER CITY, Calif., September 24, 2013 – Sony Pictures Entertainment and Annapurna Pictures will partner on what is expected to be an R-rated animated film titled Sausage Party, written by Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg & Kyle Hunter & Ariel Shaffir, from a story by Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg & Jonah Hill, to be directed by Conrad Vernon (Shrek 2, Monsters vs. Aliens, Madagascar 3) & Greg Tiernan, it was announced today by Doug Belgrad, president of Columbia Pictures, and Hannah Minghella, president of Production for the studio, and by Megan Ellison. Annapurna Pictures and Point Grey Pictures are producing.
After Point Grey and Annapurna packaged the film and presented it to the studio, Sony agreed to co-finance it with Annapurna. The film will be produced by Megan Ellison, Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, and Conrad Vernon. The executive producers are Jonah Hill, James Weaver, Kyle Hunter, and Ariel Shaffir. Nitrogen Studios Canada Inc., in Vancouver, will handle all CG animation, design, production and post-production. Sony Pictures will release the film worldwide and the studio is eyeing a release date in 2015.
Sausage Party is a raunchy animated movie about one sausage’s quest to discover the truth about his existence. After falling out of a shopping cart, our hero sausage and his new friends embark on a perilous journey through the supermarket to get back to their aisles before the 4th of July sale.
Commenting on the announcement, Minghella said, “We’re thrilled to be back in business with Seth and Evan. This project has all the irreverent, insightful and risqué R-rated humor we have come to expect from them. Matching their unique comic sensibility with an animated film is a fun and inspired idea. We are confident Seth, Evan, Conrad and Greg will deliver one of the most memorable animated movies of all time.”
Rogen and Goldberg most recently wrote and directed the $100 million hit Sony Pictures comedy This Is The End and are currently working on upcoming films The Interview (also for Sony Pictures) and The Neighbors.
Andrea Giannetti will oversee the project for the studio along with Minghella. David Distenfeld will oversee the project for Annapurna.
No voices have been lined up yet for the film, but expect Rogen and Hill to most likely contribute something. Greg “Thomas the Tank Engine” Tiernan directs, for a 2015 release date.
Last Updated: September 25, 2013