Rumor: Sony Might Be Canning Seth Rogen's Green Hornet
This news first hit the web on Saturday, so I've had a few days to mull it over and read other people's reactions. Now it's my turn to voice my own opinion. So the story goes that Drew McWeeny of HitFix talked to someone very close to the production of The Green Hornet recently who told him that it is "highly unlikely" that the film will shoot in 2009 and that it's very close to being canned. As we already know, Stephen Chow stepped down as director back in December due to "creative differences," which was the first sign that something was amiss. Although it's not confirmed, it sounds like The Green Hornet is in limbo.
If this indeed turns out to be true, and if Sony does pull the plug on The Green Hornet, I'll be curious to find out all the inside details on what happened. Sony (as well as Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg) seemed really excited about this, debuting a logo and even setting a release date (of June 25th, 2010). In Hollywood, no project can be completely confirmed until it's shooting, and it's not rare that studios cancel projects before they start. However, it is interesting to see them go so far as to greenlight this, set a release date and debut a logo, hire a director, and then cancel it before they shoot. There must be something else to this?
I may be the only one defending The Green Hornet and I'll say I'm actually looking forward to it quite a bit. There are numerous reasons why I'm excited, but it generally has to do with Rogen and Goldberg's involvement. I just feel like they can turn these classic characters into something very entertaining. As for Rogen starring in the film, he gave himself enough time to get in shape and it looked like he was going to be ready. I don't have much to complain about and I still hope this eventually comes together, because I'd still like to see it, especially with Rogen and Stephen Chow. Does anyone else still want to see this?