ComingSoon.net has posted a report from the set of The Year One — the Judd Apatow-produced, Harold Ramis-directed “biblical comedy” formerly known as just plain Year One — and while they don’t reveal all that much, a few new details do leak out:
Essentially, it’s a biblical epic road comedy starring Jack Black and Michael Cera as Zed and Oh, two primitive hill people who travel across the globe encountering various characters from the book of Genesis, all handled in a very funny way. Eventually, they end up at Sodom and what Ramis and his production team did was build a nearly five-acre recreation of the city of Sodom atop a desert-like sandlot, a pretty amazing feat that’s probably even more impressive when filled with the hundreds of local extras that make up the various inhabitants of the city from centurion guards to lowly peasants and slaves, not to mention dozens of live animals! . . .
We spent the majority of the day on the set surveying the different buildings, shops and alleyways, plus we got to watch a couple scenes being shot with Cera and Black. We also got to sit down and talk with both of the actors, as well as with Ramis and Oliver Platt, who plays the high priest of Sodom, and comedian David Cross, who plays Cain. . . .
Cain? As in, the Cain? The Cain who lived thousands of years before Abraham and the Sodomites? Oh-kay. Hmmm, and now that I check the film’s IMDb page, I see that this information has already been posted there — along with the news that Christopher Mintz-Plasse, best known for playing “McLovin” in Superbad, is going to play Isaac, while someone with the wonderfully churchy name of Gabriel Sunday is going to play Seth.