Seth Rogen and long-time working partner Evan Goldberg have been cooking up (no pun intended) their comedic answer to the beloved Pixar films with a spoof called Sausage Party for some time now. Finally, an audience will be able to get a first look at the film as a work in progress at the South By Southwest Festival.
The film is directed by Greg Tiernan and Conrad Vernon. Tiernan has been a long time director of the Thomas the Tank Engine show and specials, while Vernon is most known for his directorial work at Dreamworks Animation with Shrek 2 and Monsters vs Aliens. Choosing the duo, Rogen set out to make the film look as legitimate as possible. In doing so Rogen sets out to spoof a genre of films that are both beloved and rarely been touched before: Pixar Films in particular.
As first reported by Deadline, the film is set to make its debut at this year's South by Southwest Festival. It's set to star James Franco, Selma Hayek, Kristen Wiig, Jonah Hill, and Edward Norton just to name a few. The story is about a sausage who figures out his purpose in life is to ultimately be consumed and his attempted escape from the super market where he lives.
The festival has become a bit of a hallmark for early screenings of rated R comedies with screenings for Trainwreck and Spy being the most recent. Being that film is being shown as still a work in progress, they're dubbing it as a 'special event'. This makes the screening all the more interesting.
Rogen and Goldberg will also be on hand to debut their pilot to the much anticipated adaptation of Preacher for the AMC Network. The network has been struggling, much like HBO's woes to find a worthy successor to programs such as Mad Men, Breaking Bad, and The Walking Dead.
The South by Southwest Festival starts on March 11th.