September 21, 2008
THE GREEN HORNET- 2010 STARRING SETH ROGEN AND STEPHEN CHOW
Retro can sometimes be good or bad rather it be film or fashion. Sony Pictures will be releasing The Green Hornet starring actor/director Stephen Chow. Yes a remake of the television show which at onetime starred Bruce Lee!
Stephen Chow is known best for Kung Fu Hustle, CJ7, and Shaolin Soccer. The Green Hornet will be produced by Neal H. Moritz and executive produced by Ori Marmur. Also to the added list of surprises Seth Rogen
(Star of Superbad, and Knocked Up) will star as The Green Hornet with Stephen Chow as Kato. Seth Rogen also wrote the the screenplay along with Evan Goldberg.
Stephen Chow said, "I'm excited to be taking on 'The Green Hornet' -- obviously, I've been a huge fan of the show since I was a kid. The idea of stepping into Bruce Lee's shoes as Kato is both humbling and thrilling, and to get the chance to direct the project as my American movie debut is simply a dream come true. I'm grateful to my friends at Sony, who have shown so much faith in me for so many years. I'm looking forward to working with Seth, Evan, Neal, and the team at Sony, and I'm eager to get started."
Seth Rogen is synonymous with humor on the big screen and later commented on why he approached Chow to star and direct the project by adding,
"It's a very intense action movie and the relationship between Green Hornet and Kato, a lot of comedy comes from that. At first actually, we weren't even sure going in we could be more of a Jet Li type guy who maybe isn't the funniest guy in the world, but he's physically very impressive, or whether it would be more of a Stephen Chow type guy who can do martial arts, but clearly has a sense of humor. In the version that we've made it seems like a Stephen Chow type guy would be more suitable for the role. Again, until they officially greenlight it, it's hard to make any of those decisions."