Judd Apatow, a producer on hit comedy Pineapple Express, says he fought for a sequel to happen and reveals the story he had planned for it.

Pineapple Express producer Judd Apatow reveals Pineapple Express 2 would have dealt with the legalization of marijuana. Released in 2008, Pineapple Express followed a process server (played by Seth Rogen) and his marijuana dealer (James Franco) as they try to evade hitmen and a corrupt police officer after witnessing them committing a murder. The film, which was directed by David Gordon Green and written by Rogen and Evan Goldberg, was a hit. It grossed $102 million worldwide on a budget of just $26 million. Critics were also charmed by the comedy, greeting it with favorable reviews overall.