Vernon to Direct Rogen’s ‘Sausage Party’ for Sony

Conrad Vernon
Conrad Vernon

Sony is throwing a Sausage Party, a new raunchy animated movie written by Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, Kyle Hunter and Ariel Shaffir. The pic will be directed and produced by talented DreamWorks Animation veteran Conrad Vernon (Shrek 2, Monsters vs. Aliens, Madagascar 3). Annapurna Pictures and Point Grey Pictures are producing.

After Point Grey and Annapurna packaged the film and presented it to the studio, Sony agreed to co-finance it with Annapurna. The film will be produced by Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and Vernon. The executive producers are Jonah Hill, James Weaver, Kyle Hunter and Ariel Shaffir. Nitrogen Studios Canada Inc., in Vancouver, will handle all CG animation, design, production and post-production. Sony Pictures will release the film worldwide and the studio is eyeing a release date in 2015.

Sausage Party is described as a “raunchy animated movie about one sausage’s quest to discover the truth about his existence. After falling out of a shopping cart, our hero sausage and his new friends embark on a perilous journey through the supermarket to get back to their aisles before the 4th of July sale.”

Rogen and Goldberg most recently wrote and directed the $100 million hit Sony Pictures comedy This Is The End and are currently working on upcoming films The Interview (also for Sony Pictures) and The Neighbors.

Andrea Giannetti will oversee the project for the studio along with Hannah Minghella. David Distenfeld will oversee the project for Annapurna.

This Is The End

This Is The End