25 Most Anticipated movies of 2013: 'Man of Steel,' 'Pacific Rim,' 'Ender's Game'
Plus: 'Star Trek Into Darkness,' 'Gravity,' 'The Wolverine,' 'The World's End'
19. 'This is the End'
Director: Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg
Cast: Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, Jay Baruchel, James Franco, Jason Segel, Michael Cera, Emma Watson, David Krumholtz
Release Date: June 14
Lowdown: What started as a one-off short film by Jason Stone has taken six years to make its way to the bigscreen, even though it was optioned by Mandate before it even finished production. With everyone in the film playing twisted, heightened versions of themselves, this is going to be one long wicked joke about celebrity. This may be the last time we see all of these guys together like this for a while, so here's hoping it uses everyone to their full potential. It does seem like the end of the world is always on people's minds these days, so a film like this is the perfect way to puncture that anxiety. Besides, who wouldn't want to see half of Hollywood killed by the apocalypse?
- Drew McWeeny