Seth Rogen's Green Hornet Hype Begins With a Logo
For all those of you who thought it just wouldn't happen, here's some proof that it is… and that it's going to be big. Sony has officially debuted the first teaser logo for Seth Rogen's adaptation of The Green Hornet. The film doesn't even come out until 2010 and hasn't even really started pre-production and they've already launched a logo and a website. Sony must be really pushing this film as the next big thing. And from the sounds of it, it may actually be pretty incredible. But I'll hold out until we actually get some footage or see some photos, because I'm still not fully convinced that Rogen can pull of The Green Hornet.
The logo comes from Sony's newly launched teaser website located right here.
A couple of weeks back, Rogen updated SuperHeroHype on details regarding the film. Rogen explains that "the version of the script is ultimately written as a very intense action movie" that will be in the PG-13 range, adding that his goal with The Green Hornet is "to show people action that they haven't quite seen before." Everyone's biggest concerns seem to be that the film will be too much of a comedy, but Rogen explains. "It's a very intense action movie and the relationship between Green Hornet and Kato, a lot of comedy comes from that." If you're still not convinced that this might turn out good, listen to the quick backstory behind Rogen and writing partner Evan Goldberg's idea to adapt The Green Hornet.
"For years Evan and I have been toying with this notion of a movie that explores the hero / sidekick relationship and what is a hero without a sidekick and what is a sidekick without a hero. It's actually a dynamic that applies to many real life situations--a lot of working dynamics, a lot of bosses and their underlinings. We always thought that was kind of a funny dynamic and a funny relationship and no movies really did that except Batman & Robin. No movies did that well."
The Green Hornet started as a radio serial in the 1930's before being turned into a comic book, film and TV series by the 1960s. The TV show was notable for the presence of Bruce Lee as sidekick Kato, a kung fu expert with a killer car. Rogen and Goldberg haven't found a director yet, but are working on finding the right one. I'm actually leaning towards the positive side (as always) on this one, mainly because I really think Seth Rogen is a great guy, so let's hope they can pull it off. Has anything Rogen said or has this new logo changed your mind about The Green Hornet?