What’s really going on with the big screen adaptation of The Green Hornet? Are we in or are we out? Months ago it seemed as if some progress had been made when director Michel Gondry was hired on as director to replace Stephen Chow. Chow decided against helming the pic due to the illusive “creative differences.” Gondry on the other hand seems excited about his vision for the film, and recently spoke to ComingSoon about his take on the cult character.
“Seth and Evan, they are the writers, but they really listen to my ideas on the movie. I think the story is getting much better and better and I feel like I’m really a part of the process.”
They seem to be working cohesively, but I can’t help but wonder if Hornet will mimic any of the writer’s earlier work, i.e. Superbad.
“I think we’re all trying to be a little different than we were before on this project, just by interacting with each other and the producer Neil Moritz adds a different taste as well, so all that will create a new universe.”
Thank God. We can all breathe a sigh of relief knowing that this film won’t be a complete slap in the face to the Bruce Lee legacy. I have been worried about this project from day one. I like Gondry, but his direction along with Rogen and Goldberg’s writing is going to be a weird combo. This will either be very good or very bad. Which way do you think it will go?
Do you think Gondry will be able to make this Green Hornet adaptation credible?