Pedigree ' Pineapple Express' Rogen cooked (or baked?) up the story with his writing partner, Evan Goldberg ,and comedys reigning power producer, Judd Apatow. They then wrangled the directing services of indie movie darling David Gordon Green, making the jump to his first studio action comedy. 'Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2' Elizabeth Chandler wrote the screenplay based on story lines from the second, third and fourth Traveling Pants books by Ann Brashares. Moroccan American music video director Sanaa Hamri takes over directing from Ken Kwapis. WINNER: Original ideas, no matter how drug-addled, usually trump sequels and adaptations. And Traveling Pants 2 is a sequel and an adaptation. The double death! Pineapple wins.
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