Official Photos of Seth Rogen & Jay Chou in The Green Hornet
Not to be confused with WB's Green Lantern, Sony has finally debuted two official photos (via Yahoo) for The Green Hornet, starring Seth Rogen and Jay Chou, as a primer for the trailer which debuts tonight. Although we've seen various photos from the set and crappy low res videos as well, this is our first good look at Rogen and Chou as the two masked crimefighters. Now, I'm not one of those people who hates Rogen and just can't stand hearing about this movie at all, but I am more interested in seeing what Gondry has to offer. I'm looking forward to seeing the trailer tonight, but until that premieres, check out these photos below!
The Green Hornet is directed by visionary French filmmaker Michel Gondry, who (in addition to numerous music videos and commercials) previously directed Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Science of Sleep, Dave Chappelle's Block Party and Be Kind Rewind. The screenplay was co-written by Evan Goldberg & Seth Rogen, of Pineapple Express and Superbad. This is based on the classic characters created by George W. Trendle and Fran Striker in the 1930s, known best as a TV series in the 60's with Van Williams & Bruce Lee. Sony is bringing The Green Hornet to theaters (in 3D) starting on January 14th next year. Thoughts?
Reader Feedback - 17 Comments
I can't help but think of how similar Jay Chou and Jet Li in Black Mask look
Jaf on Jun 21, 2010
I do think Seth Rogen is a total hack, he plays the same damn guy in every movie....but Im very curious if he can actually change to another character and maybe, ya know, act.
Cody w on Jun 21, 2010
Im also interested in what Gondry will do with this movie. @#2 You could say that about half of hollywood, denzel washington for instance plays himself in most roles same with Clooney, so what.
El Guapo on Jun 21, 2010
#1, in "Black Mask" Jet Li's character is intentionally donning the Kato mask from the original "Green Hornet", in which Bruce Lee played Kato. Hence the similarity in look since Jay Chou is playing Kato in this iteration.
LINKFX on Jun 21, 2010
my everlating question about the movie: it's a comedy??? because if it is a serious action flick, well... count me out...
leinergroove on Jun 21, 2010
an action movie with a sprinkling of comedy.
LINKFX on Jun 21, 2010
Dumbfounded-Rogen look? CHECK!! Rogen is fading on me and I promise that Gondry will give this film a triple-helping of crap-ola....I just dont see much of an incentive to see this.
Voice of Reason on Jun 21, 2010
I don't care what name you put on this, it's gonna be the routine smart mouthed, slightly attractive hero, cheap thrillride that comes out of hollywood at least three times a year. If it were up to me this bug woulda been smashed a long time ago, despite what talent may be behind the camera.
Eli on Jun 21, 2010
@ Voice of Reason What's your beef with Gondry? The man may not be the most critically acclaimed director but what he brings to the table is fun and inventive styles of film making. In my opinion, he is one of the most refreshing directors working today.
Cinephile on Jun 21, 2010
Yeah I'm in, I loved Rogen in Freaks and Geeks.
Xerxex on Jun 21, 2010
bad ass this movie's gonna rock
pulp fiction212 on Jun 21, 2010
@2 most people in Hollywood are just movie stars they can't act, actors REAL Daniel Day lewis Sean Penn Merryl Streep(course) just to name a few
drunkimus on Jun 21, 2010
Rogen may not be the greatest actor (i don't mind him), but he is a great comedy writer.
Ives on Jun 21, 2010
the problem with this show is not seth rogen at all, its jay mutha fckin chow, that guy cant act to save his life, he's just an overrated singer with ZERO acting skills, you may check out a few of the movies he destroyed like Initial D the movie , curse of the golden flower bla bla etc etc, and now he is taking on KATO ??? u must be freakin kidding me !!! its bruce lee's legacy for godness sake
andrew on Jun 22, 2010
Jay Chou is a very talented singer and actor, just because you don't know shit about him, it doesn't mean he sucks. just listen to his music and lyrics or watch his 2007 movie Secret, which he wrote and acted in. I happen to admire him a lot, and don't appreciate this kind of gratuitous dissing. 🙂
Anonymous on Apr 9, 2011
When Streep was 28 she was working in Television doing Secret Service and the Deadliest Season, When Lewis was 28 he was doing plays on BBC, and at 28 Penn was doing projects directed by his father. ...Give Rogen a break, he's got the most potential out of all the young actors working today to turn out like the aforementioned legends. Anyone who is a writer, director, producer, and actor at the age of 28 in a recession bound Hollywood is definitely far from a "hack" even if your subjective tastes don't meld with him personally.
peloquin on Jun 22, 2010
Check out the trailer of the 'The Green Hornet' starring Seth Rogen here: http://bit.ly/9NIhrD
KC on Jun 22, 2010
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