Despite featuring a collection of edibles fast approaching their sell-by date, moviegoers have gobbled up Sausage Party in droves.
Currently simmering at $33.6 million, Conrad Vernon and Greg Tiernan’s R-rated animation has enjoyed a sizzling start to its theatrical run, and that early success hasn’t gone unnoticed. While chatting with Fandango, Seth Rogen – the co-creater behind the culinary shenanigans – entertained the idea of revisiting this most outrageous, NSFW world of frivolous Frankfurters and crazy liquor bottles.
Spoilers to follow….
Towards the end of Sausage Party, our team of edible heroes construct a portal to the real world in a bid to confront the creators that birthed them in the first place. It’s a meta tease that’s enough to send even Deadpool into a tail-spin – the undisputed king of breaking the cinematic fourth wall as of February 2016 – and here, Rogen teases the direction a potential sequel could take.
“It’s something we talk about, yeah. That’s one of the reasons why we took away the [original] ending because we thought, well, if that was the first scene of the next movie it’s probably not what you would want it to be, with them just seeing us and finding us basically. But the idea of a live-action/animated movie, like a Who Framed Roger Rabbit?-style hybrid is also very exciting, mostly because Who Framed Roger Rabbit? is one of my favorite movies of all time.”
Co-directors Conrad Vernon and Greg Tiernan are currently staging a Sausage Party in theaters, and it’s certainly not to be missed. Among the ensemble are Jonah Hill, Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader, Michael Cera, James Franco, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, Paul Rudd, Nick Kroll, David Krumholtz, Edward Norton, Salma Hayek and Anders Holm – a roster that could well have included Sean Combs (AKA P. Diddy) as well had the stars aligned.