Will We See a Different Michel Gondry for Green Hornet?
Seth Rogen has been doing the rounds this week, talking with press for Observe and Report, so after staring in awe at how thin he's become, the next most popular question is always about The Green Hornet, his passion project that he's starting up in June. Collider was the latest to get in touch with Rogen and focused on the choice of director - Michel Gondry. If you know who Gondry is, you already know his style, that low-budget feel with cardboard sets and other imaginative and quirky designs. It worked for The Science of Sleep, but doesn't really work for The Green Hornet, but thankfully that doesn't matter.
So why doesn't it matter that Gondry's low-budget quirky style won't really work for Green Hornet? Well, we'll let Rogen explain why Michel Gondry doesn't want to use that same style anymore.
"Me and Evan have actually approached him with ideas like maybe we could do something like this… you could do some of your weird people made out of string and shit like that. He's like, 'No, I don't want to any of that. The fact that you think I want to do that drives me crazy and makes me never want to do anything like that again.' He hates being predictable and repetitive and doing what's been done before. As soon as he starts to feel like he's expected to do something he doesn't want to do it at all."
I actually really like hearing this, even though I love Gondry's older style and all of his other movies, this just makes me so much more excited. I understand why people are so worried about Green Hornet, related to Gondry's style and Rogen's ability to play a superhero character, but after hearing updates like this, and seeing how thin Rogen has become, I'm confident that The Green Hornet might actually turn out pretty great. As for the story we'll see in this, Rogen says, "at first we were kind of resisting the notion of an origin story but then we realized if we kind of embraced it and played with that idea it could be a lot better."