Judd Apatow said he had ‘an amazing idea’ for Pineapple Express 2. Credit: PA
Comedy director and producer Judd Apatow says he ‘fought so hard’ to make Pineapple Express 2 and has ‘an amazing idea for it’, but he’s not sure if it’ll get made.
Apatow – who produced and co-wrote the story for the classic 2008 stoner comedy – says he has the perfect idea for a new challenge Dale Denton (Seth Rogen) and his weed-dealing buddy Saul Silver (James Franco) could face.
He tells LADbible: “I fought so hard to make a sequel to Pineapple Express for many years. I was a big proponent of it and I never could get it to fall together.
“I have an amazing idea for it and it deserves to happen, but I don’t know if it will.
“There was so much happening with the legalization of marijuana in California and we thought there was a funny story about how they would deal with it – the pot dealer community having to handle the fact that suddenly it was legal.”
Recreational cannabis was legalised in the state in 2018 and California now has the largest legal marijuana market in the world – which you’d imagine would pose a bit of a problem for Silver’s source of income.
When asked if he could see the long-awaited Pineapple Express sequel going ahead, Apatow says: “My phone isn’t ringing, let me say that, but I want to do it.”
However, he’s less keen to revisit his much-loved high school comedy series Freaks and Geeks, which ran for just one season between 1999 and 2000.
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