Seth Rogen took a meeting with George Lucas and Steven Spielberg (which must have been pretty cool. Wonder what the pretext was), but what he seems to have taken away was not their genius or some insight into filmmaking. Rather what he took away was George Lucas’ firm belief in the 2012 apocalypse prophecy.
“George Lucas sits down and seriously proceeds to talk for around 25 minutes about how he thinks the world is gonna end in the year 2012, like, for real. He thinks it.
“He’s going on about the tectonic plates and all the time Spielberg is, like, rolling his eyes, like, ’My nerdy friend won’t shut up, I’m sorry…’
“I first thought he (Lucas) was joking… and then I totally realized he was serious and then I started thinking, ’If you’re George Lucas and you actually think the world is gonna end in a year, there’s no way you haven’t built a spaceship for yourself… So I asked him… ’Can I have a seat on it?’
“He claimed he didn’t have a spaceship, but there’s no doubt there’s a Millennium Falcon in a garage somewhere with a pilot just waiting to go… It’s gonna be him and Steven Spielberg and I’ll be blown up like the rest of us.”
I like the idea of Lucas and Spielberg as some kind of hyper-rich, uber-nerdy Laurel and Hardy double act.