A few years back a movie called “Pineapple Express” was released and fans had waited for a few years for its second installment Pineapple Express 2 but it never came and the reason for that was over the budget of the movie and that’s why Sony ditched the movie.
On Wednesday, in an interview on SiriusXM’s “The Howard tern Show” Seth Rogen said we offered a deal for the “Pineapple Express 2” a few years earlier but Sony wasn’t interested in it.
Seth Rogen Says ‘Pineapple Express 2’ Was Turned Down Due to Budget Concerns
Rogen told the host Howard Stern, “We tried to make one and thanks to the Sony hack you can actually find the email when Sony decided to kill the movie and not make it, It was something we were very open to several years ago, but Sony was not that interested in it.”
Back in 2014, when Sony Pictures was hacked many of their confidential documents and emails were leaked which also includes the upcoming plans and movies by Sony Pictures. Buying XFL from Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson
That leaked information also included the email between the producer of the film “Pineapple Express” Judd Apatow and Co-Chairman of Sony at that time, Amy Pascal. The email consisted of the conversation related to the sequel of the film in 2014, as per a report from The Daily Beast.
The email Apatow to Pascal said, “I am so glad we are so close to getting ‘Pineapple Express 2’ figured out. I am very excited to make this thing real. We are very inspired creatively on this one. We have hilarious ideas. It is gonna be awesome. We learned so much on how to make these comedy sequels when we did ‘Anchorman 2.’ And we rocked that marketing campaign. Foreign is doing awesome too. I am sure ‘PE2’ will do even better! Marijuana is so popular now! It’s on every corner!”
According to a report from the Daily Beast, the sequel’s plan scattered out when Judd Apatow asked for $50 million but Sony was only willing to sanction $45 million dollars to the movie.
After that Rogen also endorsed the idea that was the issue and that’s why “Pineapple Express 2” was ditched.
As soon as it hit the cinema “Pineapple Express” became an instant hit and cult classic, with only a budget of $27 Million Dollars, the movie was able to collect a little more than $100 Million Dollar worldwide.