Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s LOL-worthy, gross out, apocalypse comedy “This Is the End” hit it big at the box office this weekend, even though it was up against a little film called “Man of Steel.” What fans may not know, though, is that the movie was based on the 2007 short film, “Jay and Seth Versus the Apocalypse,” which starred Seth and Jay Baruchel. That’s right, not only does the short film look engagingly awkward and downright funny, but it’s also a mini-“Undeclared” reunion. If only Charlie Hunnam could have swung by for a minute. While only the trailer for the unreleased short film is available, you can see why it quickly became a viral hit and inspired the full-length film “This Is the End,” which Rogen and Goldberg wrote with Jason Stone, who directed. In fact, they used the short to shop around “This Is the End” to studios to get the movie made. They had to change the title though, because according to Goldberg, “Steven Spielberg and Fox made Robopocalypse and because of that, we can’t use ‘apocalypse.'” Personally, we think “This Is the End” has a better (read: less Kevin Smith) ring to it, anyway.
Watch the trailer now: