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02.25.2009
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Seth Rogen It's been a good day since we reported on Michel Gondry signing on to direct Seth Rogen in the upcoming GREEN HORNET adaptation so it's about time Rogen broke his endless silence on Gondry's casting. He recently had a little pow wow with MTV and mentioned that Gondry was so jazzed about the script, which Rogen co-wrote with writing partner Evan Goldberg, he filmed a fight scene to show the producers: "He just hired stunt men and did it by himself! Just to show some of the stuff he could do, some of the weird filming techniques he has and some of the stuff he can pull off. I mean, this is something he did in two days and it was instantly unlike anything you've ever seen before. It was impossible not to hire him once he presented what he could do for it." Hells yeah. Read the rest of what Rogen had to say over HERE. The film is scheduled to begin production this year for a June 25th, 2010 release.

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Extra Tidbit: Gondry played drums on Kanye West's single "Diamonds from Sierra Leone".
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10:22AM on 02/27/2009

Hmmm...

...this is getting so crazy, it might actually work.
...this is getting so crazy, it might actually work.
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4:56PM on 02/26/2009

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Honestly, I wasn't really looking forward to this film until Gondry came on board. It seemed like the studio was more interested in the idea of a superhero comedy with big names attached than an actual Green Hornet film. Hopefully the fact that Chow left to do his own comedy means that they're taking a more dramatiic approach to this. I really do like Chow's stuff but he just didn't seem like a natural fit.

I'm not sure if Gondry's a natural fit either, but he reassures me for two reasons:
Honestly, I wasn't really looking forward to this film until Gondry came on board. It seemed like the studio was more interested in the idea of a superhero comedy with big names attached than an actual Green Hornet film. Hopefully the fact that Chow left to do his own comedy means that they're taking a more dramatiic approach to this. I really do like Chow's stuff but he just didn't seem like a natural fit.

I'm not sure if Gondry's a natural fit either, but he reassures me for two reasons: First, even if I don't like all of his films, I respect them. He genuinely seems to have a unique vision for every film he makes. Secondly, Gondry is a fan of a character. In fact, he tried to get the film greenlighted back in 1998 before Kevin Smith came onboard. So, if nothing elese Gondry respects the source material, which I think is the most important ingredient of any successful adaptation.

I'm still not sold on Rogen as the Hornet but I'm sure that Gondry will bring out the best in him. Also, if Rogen's looking at this as his big shot at leading man credibility I'm sure he's going to give it his all. He's already lost a ton of weight for the role whic I think, in it's own way is just as impressive as Bale packing on the muscle for Batman.

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1:42PM on 02/26/2009

I hear you

I said this before, but I hope they make a real action movie and not some b.s. comedy like they did with Starsky and Hutch. Anyone who is a Bruce Lee fan or Green Hornet fan should agree. Get it right ROGEN!!! Still no word on Kato?
I said this before, but I hope they make a real action movie and not some b.s. comedy like they did with Starsky and Hutch. Anyone who is a Bruce Lee fan or Green Hornet fan should agree. Get it right ROGEN!!! Still no word on Kato?
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2:41AM on 02/26/2009
Thanks Luke, i feel a bit more knowledgeable now. I hope the new film does play up that duality as it seems it could be very interesting in an epic crime drama.
Thanks Luke, i feel a bit more knowledgeable now. I hope the new film does play up that duality as it seems it could be very interesting in an epic crime drama.
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10:34PM on 02/25/2009

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Very cool and informative rundown on the character Luke. Now I'm curious how you feel about the match of Rogen and Gondry to the picture. Personally, I find it very intriguing and interesting. It could go either way but I have hope that this might be one of those things that people are unsure about at first, but after they see it they cant imagine it any other way.

And I really would love to see what Gondry showed the producers. Now THAT would be cool to see.
Very cool and informative rundown on the character Luke. Now I'm curious how you feel about the match of Rogen and Gondry to the picture. Personally, I find it very intriguing and interesting. It could go either way but I have hope that this might be one of those things that people are unsure about at first, but after they see it they cant imagine it any other way.

And I really would love to see what Gondry showed the producers. Now THAT would be cool to see.
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8:37PM on 02/25/2009

Green Hornet 101

I'm a Green Hornet fan and this is why I like him so much:

The Green Hornet's really more of a pulp era hero than a golden age comics character. I know they're pretty much seen as the same thing today but he's much more rooted in crime fiction and noir sensibilities than the mythic grandeur of Superman or Captain Marvel.

What really distinguishes him from other comics heroes, though, is the duality of the character. You see, nobody knows the Green Hornet is a hero, they all believe he's
I'm a Green Hornet fan and this is why I like him so much:

The Green Hornet's really more of a pulp era hero than a golden age comics character. I know they're pretty much seen as the same thing today but he's much more rooted in crime fiction and noir sensibilities than the mythic grandeur of Superman or Captain Marvel.

What really distinguishes him from other comics heroes, though, is the duality of the character. You see, nobody knows the Green Hornet is a hero, they all believe he's the city's most intimidating crime boss. It takes the whole Batman premise (where the cops think the hero is a villain) a step further, even the villains think he's a villain. Because of this the Green Hornet is able to travel freely in the world of crime. When he and Kato beat up a bunch of mobsters, or tip off the cops, everyone assumes that it's because they're whiping out the competition. As a result, the Hornet isn't really bound by ethics the same way most heroes are. People think he's a villain so he has to act the part (although just how morrally ambigious he is differs a lot depending on who's handling the character and what medium they're working in).

Even The Hornet's alias has a unique spin on it, not only is Britt Reid a millionaire playboy, he's also the publisher of a crusading newspaper, and the biggest public detractor of the Green Hornet. In essence, he's his own J. Jonah Jameson. The antagonism is so sharp between the two that Reid's even had the Hornet put hits on himself in order to maintain the illusion. Again, the exact nature of their relationship varries widely from the comics to the radio show to the tv series. So it would allow a lot of leeway in a film adaptation.

So to me, there's a ton of great dramatic potential in the character. Years before Batman Begins ever came out I thought that the Hornet would be the ideal comic character to adapt into a sprawling crime epic. If the studios want to develop their own dark, gritty reality-based franchises to compete with Warner Bros. and Batman there really are few characters better suited to the task than the Green Hornet.
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7:42PM on 02/25/2009
I'm still lookin for a reason to be excited about this, could somebody who's a fan of the character tell me why you like him and why it's not a dumbass dispoable superhero.
I'm still lookin for a reason to be excited about this, could somebody who's a fan of the character tell me why you like him and why it's not a dumbass dispoable superhero.
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7:34PM on 02/25/2009
I feel like Rogen is a pretty honest dude, and not one bs a compliment about somebody... so if he was this excited about what Gondry did, that's a definate good sign.
I feel like Rogen is a pretty honest dude, and not one bs a compliment about somebody... so if he was this excited about what Gondry did, that's a definate good sign.
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7:24PM on 02/25/2009
Sounds great to me...
Sounds great to me...
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