Though I'm not a religious scholar - the phrase "godless heathen" is often more appropriate - I am aware that one doesn't want to find themselves stuck on Earth during the Rapture. For those that don't know, the Rapture is the period of time in which those that have led good, Christian lives ascend to heaven while everyone else sticks around to watch the apocalypse. Apparently some have found the humor in it, however, as Craig Robinson was recently cast as the Antichrist in a movie called Rapture-Palooza, and now he is close to getting two co-stars.
THR reports that Anna Kendrick and John Francis Daley are now in talks for the religious comedy. Written by Chris Matheson, the film is about a couple named Ben and Lindsey who are trying to live in the post-apocalyptic world operating a sandwich cart business. If that wasn't hard enough, though, the Antichrist decides that he wants Lindsey to be his bride. The roles played by Kendrick and Daley are unspecified. Paul Middleditch is directing and the tone is described as being "Zombieland meets The Big Lebowski."
In spite of the stupid title, which we can only hope they'll change, I think this idea has a lot of promise. It's a concept that's never really been explored before in a feature film, though it might make the planned Jay and Seth vs. The Apocalpyse, starring Seth Rogen and Jay Baruchel, a bit harder to pull off.
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