Stephen Chow Might Ditch The Green Hornet Entirely?

December 23, 2008
Source: Associated Press

Stephen Chow

What exactly is going on here? A week ago we reported the rather depressing news that Stephen Chow would no longer be directing Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's The Green Hornet. Ultimately it was a bearable decision, especially considering he was reportedly still going to play Kato, Green Hornet's sidekick. Well according to Chow himself in an interview with the Associated Press, that might not happen either. Chow says that it was scheduling that made him pull out on directing the film, and that his involvement as Kato also depends on his schedule. Let's hope it works out or else this project might be ruined!

When Chow was announced as Kato and the director, it seemed like a dream come true for Rogen and Goldberg, as they'd been saying all along that he was their top choice for Kato. Not only did they get who they wanted, but they got a two-for-one with Chow as the director. If he ends up ditching this project entirely it will definitely leave me a bit worried, as I thought he could pull everything together and potentially turn it into a great film. My message to Sony - make sure you keep Stephen Chow as Kato! Screw the June 25th, 2010 release date, do what you need to make it work - it will pay off in the end!

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I think this project was ruined from the start. As soon as Seth Rogen was announced as the Green Hornet all of my expectations for this potential franchise revival went down like flushed toilet paper. What the studio needs to do is scrub their current plans for a slap stick version of a beloved cult classic and get serious with it. I rather have no Green Hornet movie over a silly remake...

Frost on Dec 23, 2008


Am I the only one who sees absolutely NO potential in this?

Ryan on Dec 23, 2008


Good this movie would have been completely forgetful anyway

Scott McHenry on Dec 23, 2008


Yeah i think its going to turn out like a updated version of charlies angels with that dry ass humor that rogan is involved with. The dude is funny its just that everyone in his films are all the same, they all got sticks up there asses but with no facial expressions. Chow probably thinks the same about the script and doesnt like it, whenever they say scheduling there either not paying him shit or the script is not pleasing to them.

THERBLIG on Dec 23, 2008


Stephen is busy with producing Dragonball. He has kung fu hustle 2 on his plate. Frankly speaking Green Hornet is lame.

Jojo on Dec 23, 2008


I'm guilty of enjoying Seth Rogen's films, I'm kind of a secret fan of his when I'm not around my ball-bustingly harsh movie critic friends who despise him. But i must admit even I was very skeptical about him in this film. When i learned that Stephen Chow would direct and co-star i breathed a sigh of relief. Just in case seth Rogen's comedic style would not work with the film(which it probably won't unless he just completely switches up and suprises us) I knew Stephen Chow could save it with his unique style. Now I'm back to being skeptical and worried about this project.

Steven on Dec 23, 2008


He should concentrate on Kung Fu Hustle 2 and skip Green Hornet.

Sergio on Dec 24, 2008


This movie would of been amazing with Chow directing and starring..but with him out of it im not interested frankly..

Kyle A. Koyote on Dec 25, 2008


I'm with you Alex. If scheduling is a problem, let it wait. Get Stephen Chow back on this project!

Conrad on Dec 26, 2008

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