Oh, the drama that surrounds a comedy. The big screen adaptation of The Green Hornet was beginning to become one of those avid “in development” projects we constantly hear about. It’s production has been plagued with issues, most notably the rocky involvement of Stephen Chow. Chow was set to direct and star as Kato alongside Seth Rogen for the film, but he soon dropped out as director due to the usual “creative differences.” Now another unconventional director is attached to helm the action comedy, and according to Variety it’s Michel Gondry.
The Green Hornet will be a definite change of pace for Gondry who typically directs more off beat pieces than anything. He’s the man behind Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Science of Sleep, and Human Nature. I’m interested to see what will happen when he steps onto that set. There are a lot of different personalities involved with making this film. Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg wrote the script. Stephen Chow, an established actor and director in his own right will costar, and now Gondry. Very interesting indeed.
The Green Hornet is set for release on June 25, 2010.
What do you think about this latest development in The Green Hornet Saga? How do you feel about Michel Gondry directing the film?