The film has been cast (well almost all the way cast), a screenplay is locked down, and a director has been picked…it’s time for ACTION! As of today, Michel Gondry, Seth Rogen and a few new additions are on their way to bringing The Green Hornet to the big screen!
You’ve got a lot of interesting and creative talents with all different types of backgrounds working together on this film. If this film works, it could be one of the best superhero films made.
Gondry is known for creating some of the most thought provoking, interesting and visually beautiful films, while Seth Rogen has proved time and time again to be able to deliver great comedic screenplays and performances. With a wide range of producers involved, with a resumes as different as I Am Legend to Pineapple Express, we’re in for a real treat.
I could regurgitate the information, but I won’t tease you with that. Here’s what Sony just sent over to us about the film…
A classic character of film, television, radio and comic books returns to the big screen in Columbia Pictures’ feature film The Green Hornet, starring Seth Rogen (Superbad, Knocked Up) as the vigilante crime-fighter. Production is underway on the Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) helmed film, which is produced by Neal H. Moritz (I Am Legend, The Fast and the Furious) and executive produced by Michael Grillo (The Accidental Tourist), Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg (Superbad, Pineapple Express), Ori Marmur (Evan Almighty) and George W. Trendle, Jr. The screenplay is by Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg, based upon “The Green Hornet” radio series created by George W. Trendle and shoots entirely in Los Angeles. The film is set for release December 17, 2010.
In addition to Rogen, the film also stars Taiwanese actor-pop star Jay Chou as Kato, Cameron Diaz (Charlie’s Angels, What Happens in Vegas), Edward James Olmos (“Battlestar Galactica”), David Harbour (Revolutionary Road) and Tom Wilkinson (Valkyrie). Nicolas Cage is also in negotiations to appear in the film.
Academy Award®-nominee John Schwartzman (Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian) is the director of photography. Production designer is Owen Paterson (The Matrix Revolutions), Kym Barrett (Speed Racer) serves as costume designer and Michael Tronick (Mr. & Mrs. Smith) is editing.
Who’s excited for the film?