Green Hornet Pushed to Early 2011, Plus Obviously Going 3D

April 22, 2010
Source: Deadline

Seth Rogen / Green Hornet

Over the last week or so, reports about Sony being unhappy with The Green Hornet have hit the web, but we haven't covering any of them (don't really care). Deadline reports that Sony has officially delayed the release of Michel Gondry's film until January 14th, 2011, which is three weeks back from December 22nd. Although some claim the film is "unreleasable," Sony's vice-chair Jeff Blake says that's all just BS. They're converting it to 3D because "We've seen part of the movie. We love it. We believe in it. Whoever is spreading these rumors has not seen it. We're going to finish Green Hornet in 3D and take 9 months to do it right."

Deadline says that Sony is using the term "3D enhancements" because they claim that since they haven't finished any visual effects, and therefore "it's not a 3D conversion but an enhancement, and there's already 'great depth and scope' to the shots from director Michel Gondry." I guess they really don't want us to think of this as one of those terrible 3D conversions. Although some will disagree, I consider January a dumping ground for most movies, but considering this would've been up against the 3D juggernaut Tron Legacy in its original December spot, it will probably fare a lot better opening in early January. We'll keep you updated!

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Reader Feedback - 14 Comments


Yeah I'm gonna go ahead and bitch about the fact that its going 3-D, and here goes: Fuck you Sony and your 3-D bullshit. Alex you don't care because you don't like it? or that the news isn't as appealing? I still wanna see this film no matter what, well unless the trailer sucks or something, and it will be in 2-D.

Xerxex on Apr 22, 2010


The studio also hated Where the Wild Things Are.

yep on Apr 22, 2010


Nothing can convince me that this movie is anything but a disaster.

germs on Apr 22, 2010


this movie is like a bastard son. when you see him.......u just feel........dissapointed that he even exists.

movie mike on Apr 22, 2010


I have always been excited about this project......and then they mentioned 3D.......and now im not excited.

Al on Apr 22, 2010


Why dont they just say we are converting the film to 3D cause we want the extra money.

People's Champ on Apr 22, 2010


Xerxex isn't going to like this. 3D annoy's him. =P

Jedi on Apr 22, 2010


Enough with the 3D! I will never pay another dime for 3D (Except Avatar 2) It's to dark, gives you a headache and it's 4 extra bucks (I live in the City of Angels). Join the revolution...BOYCOTT 3D and watch the headache free, less expensive and brighter 2D!

ModernRock on Apr 22, 2010


Aww you're cute jedi! 🙂

Xerxex on Apr 22, 2010


A January release can be a movie's death sentence. I guess we'll see if the equation applies to this film.

Quanah on Apr 22, 2010


Don't look promising.

ryderup on Apr 23, 2010


looks like Stephen Chow might have got lucky to miss this one. a 3d turd is still a turd. I think I might have Seth Rogan fatigue syndrome.

karl on Apr 24, 2010


As if you needed further confirmation that this film is a disaster.

SlashBeast on Apr 24, 2010


It is so amusing this site has not been reporting what everyone else is....SONY execs HATE this.....HATE is a strong word but it is so the truth. I work for SONY and can tell you more but the post will get deleted. Wasting more $$$ on such a flop with a no talent hack is insane......"it is not watchable", the camp is repulsive", "the insult to the orginal is down right inexcusable"," Mr. Chow was right to stay away from this with the star being a total mis-cast". That is what I have heard, and going for the 3-D gimmick is a way to boost ticket prices to save the investment. Observe and Report 2: The Green Hornet should have never been made with the writer and star not displaying a clue OR THE TALENT to pull this off. Please remember you heard it here first. At least our Christmas will not be ruined.

Clover on Apr 27, 2010

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