Previously known as Jay and Seth vs. The Apocalypse, Seth Rogen and Jay Baruchel’s horror comedy The Apocalypse has been a long time coming. Back in 2007, the comedy pair starred in the short film with the original title, and it was awesome.

Since then, the project has been slowly moving forward to turn it into a full feature film, and it looks like it’s going to be happening pretty soon, which is excellent news. In recent months, we’ve heard that the pair will be joined at the end of the world by their good friends and frequent collaborators, James Franco, Jonah Hill, Danny McBride, and Craig Robinson, which just sounds like a perfect comedy cast.

The film will mark the directorial debut of Rogen and his long-time writing partner Evan Goldberg, with whom he’s co-written the script, and has worked in the past on The Green Hornet, Pineapple Express, and the original short, which you can enjoy below.

With the package pretty much complete with the rest of the great cast filled out, the filmmakers have taken the film to studios, and THR report that Sony Pictures have entered serious negotiations, and are expected to close the deal soon, which will see them finance and distribute The Apocalypse, thought to have a $30-40m. budget range.

Production is expected to start in the spring, and though a release date is yet to be scheduled, I’m hoping that we’ll be getting to see this on the big screen by early 2013, because you just know this is going to be awesome. That cast, combined with Rogen and Goldberg’s writing, can’t go wrong.

Rogen and Goldberg last co-wrote The Green Hornet, which Rogen led, and most recently collaborated to co-write the upcoming Neighborhood Watch, which is set to be released here on 22nd August this year. Rogen also recently starred in last year’s brilliant drama comedy 50/50, which has been doing really well for itself both critically and commercially, having already won a host of awards, and is currently nominated in two categories at each of this year’s Independent Spirit Awards and Golden Globes.

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