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Kato found!

08.07.2009

Sony Pictures announced on their twitter that Taiwanese actor/singer Jay Chou will be filling in the shoes once worn by legend Bruce Lee in the upcoming GREEN HORNET starring Seth Rogen. This comes a month after Stephen Chow stepped down from the part.

Personally, I think it's a great idea that they cast someone fairly unknown. When I say unknown, he's unknown here, but he's HUGE in Taiwan. When I went to look Chou up I got a hundred pictures of a typical pretty emo boy that's for some reason popular. Now that I'm thinking about it (my boyfriend brought it up) Chou was in THE CURSE OF THE GOLDEN FLOWER. I don't remember the movie other than the fact that it was epic. When I see a lot of martial arts I get more excited that people are fighting than I do about the actual plot or characters.

Chou will do fine. As long as Michel Gondry does it right, I have no issues whatsoever. But when I heard Gondry was directing, it just didn't sound right to me. But he does make extraordinary movies and music videos. What am I thinking? He directed one of the best episodes of FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS!

Gondry does seem really excited about the pairing of Rogen and Chou, "Jay is incredibly unique and charming and fights like a wild dog! When I filmed him next to Seth, they had such great chemistry." Chou even seems like a smart guy, "It's an overwhelming experience to take on a role made famous by Bruce Lee. I won't try to be Bruce Lee's Kato -- I will try to bring my own interpretation to the part."

Maybe it won't be so bad after all.

Extra Tidbit: There's just too many dicks on the dancefloor.
Source: Sony PicturesTHR

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12:32PM on 08/11/2009
He looks the part. Bashing shit like a wild dog sounds good. But how intelligent do you have to be to say you're going to make the part your own interpretation? Seems like a real genius. (sigh)
He looks the part. Bashing shit like a wild dog sounds good. But how intelligent do you have to be to say you're going to make the part your own interpretation? Seems like a real genius. (sigh)
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12:46PM on 08/10/2009

Really?

The guy is better known as a singer/songwriter than as an actor. Expect the soundtrack to be incredible.
The guy is better known as a singer/songwriter than as an actor. Expect the soundtrack to be incredible.
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11:25AM on 08/09/2009

ROGEN=TOOL OF THE YEAR

I can't wait for the scene where Kato now handles The Green Hornet's new bong collection.
I can't wait for the scene where Kato now handles The Green Hornet's new bong collection.
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2:53AM on 08/09/2009
This casting is promising. And hell, if Gondry can squeeze an actual, good performance out of Jack Black in "Be Kind Rewind", then damn it, he can convince us that Seth Rogen is a superhero.
This casting is promising. And hell, if Gondry can squeeze an actual, good performance out of Jack Black in "Be Kind Rewind", then damn it, he can convince us that Seth Rogen is a superhero.
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3:20AM on 08/08/2009
Um, really? Jay Chou? They're pairing Seth Rogen with KUNG FU DUNK? I mean, don't get me wrong, he was pretty good in INITIAL D, but fucking really?
Um, really? Jay Chou? They're pairing Seth Rogen with KUNG FU DUNK? I mean, don't get me wrong, he was pretty good in INITIAL D, but fucking really?
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11:58PM on 08/07/2009
It looks like Kato has been cast well. I still don't know why Seth Rogen is playing the Green Hornet. I actually like Rogen, but he's an ugly man with Bugs Bunny teeth. Can he really pull off playing the Hornet?
It looks like Kato has been cast well. I still don't know why Seth Rogen is playing the Green Hornet. I actually like Rogen, but he's an ugly man with Bugs Bunny teeth. Can he really pull off playing the Hornet?
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9:53PM on 08/07/2009

This is a good pick

I'm still not happy that Rogen is starring, but Michel Gondry has been a fan of the Green Hornet since he was a kid, and has trying to get this movie made since the mid nineties. Chou might not have been the obvious choice but I'm sure he'll do great, he's a very accomplished, critically acclaimed actor, who's also done his fair share of stunt work.
I'm still not happy that Rogen is starring, but Michel Gondry has been a fan of the Green Hornet since he was a kid, and has trying to get this movie made since the mid nineties. Chou might not have been the obvious choice but I'm sure he'll do great, he's a very accomplished, critically acclaimed actor, who's also done his fair share of stunt work.
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8:32PM on 08/07/2009

No, No, No, NO!

Would somebody please stop this thing!! Think ' Godzilla '98 '. This is wrong!! We've waited too long for this; and now this is what we're gonna get? No way!
Would somebody please stop this thing!! Think ' Godzilla '98 '. This is wrong!! We've waited too long for this; and now this is what we're gonna get? No way!
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