Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World follows that grand tradition. After a last-ditch effort to prevent an asteroid from hitting earth fails, the planet is given a deadline and we get to see how modern American life would change under those circumstances. The story follows Dodge (Steve Carell) and Penny (Kiera Knightley) as they embark on a road trip to reunite with lost loves and estranged families.
The film is the directorial debut of Lorene Scafaria, writer of Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist, and aside from Carrell and Knightley, it seems Scafaria has assembled a great supporting cast of talented comedy performers including Patton Oswalt, Megan Mullally, Rob Huebel and Gillian Jacobs.
This premise with that cast, paired with a light yet entertaining trailer, you can consider me once again eager to see the world end.