Okay, we are beginning to really approve of this Michel Gondry Green Hornet movie

TV’s Splash Page asked Seth Rogen about Michael Gondry taking on the GREEN HORNET movie, and it sounds very weird but promising:

“To convince the studio to let him do it, he filmed a fight scene on his own,” Rogen told us. “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.”

Naturally, I had to press him for more details, but the “Pineapple Express” star struggled for words. “I can’t describe it man,” he laughed.


Still no confirmation of Stephen Chow’s participation.

Hm. Gondry/Chow/Rogen/Goldberg? This could be a new benchmark for postmodern nerditry.

Or it could really, really suck.

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  1. “To convince the studio to let him do it, he filmed a fight scene on his own,” Rogen told us. “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.”

    I love hearing stuff like this. It’s another sign that the need for Hollywood is less and less every day. If Rogen had the rights all to himself, he could just go off and make the movie with a high def camera and his home computer. Tooo cool. Turn it up!

  2. This is getting exciting, and Gondry is the only acceptable replacement for Chow. He’s a great filmmaker when he is not the writer.

  3. Michael says:

    Or both.

  4. As a long-time Green Hornet fan, I’m betting this film will disappoint …

    But, I suppose we can remain optimistic.

  5. The only way I’m going to be convinced is to see the footage.

    But – I still CANNOT see Rogen as Britt Reid.

  6. I’m with Rich and Bill. As much as I’ve liked him in other things, Rogen as the title character makes me think it’ll be a send-up. That’ll be a big disappointment to fans of the character like me. I haven’t anything from anyone involved with any of the various proposed film version of the last several years that convinces me that that the get the core concept.

    The Green Hornet has never been a comedy– ever. Even the 60′s TV series– made by the same people who brought you the campy Batman show– played it pretty straight. To send it up is a wasted opportunity and kind of a thumb in the eye to the character and fans.

    Every take I’ve heard for this film seems to miss the main conceit of the character: The public and the law perceive him as a dangerous gangster, and the underworld sees him as a rival and and a threat. And his true identity is a man who controls a large portion of the local media, enabling him to keep everyone playing against each other and out of his way. I mean, with action/thriller material like that, why would anyone want to waste it on a comedy?

    That said, Michael Gondry is a very interesting director, and I really hope I’m wrong. But I bet I’m not.

  7. I am with Cully on this. Make it straight or don’t make it at all.

  8. Is the gas in the Green Hornet’s gun supposed to kill?

    I’ve been listening to a radio episode per day and I can figure out why all the crooks are freaked out by a stupid gas gun – if it’s only going to knock you out.

    I mean, it’s not like they’re going to visit a dentist.

    ~

    Coat

  9. Maybe they don’t know it’s only a gas gun…?

  10. F. Booth says:

    I love Gondry! His part of Tokyo! was amazing–Surreal, funny, strange, and somehow so humane. Just delightful.

    Tokyo! DVD drops June 30

    http://bit.ly/TokyoTheMovie

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