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That Green Hornet movie might not happen after all

by Bob Sassone, posted Jan 26th 2009 3:10PM
The Green HornetI loved The Green Hornet when I was a kid. I remember seeing Van Williams and Bruce Lee on Batman (one of those crossover episodes to get people excited) and liking them even a bit more than Batman and Robin. Batman was just kinda weird, and Robin's tights were stupid. The Green Hornet had a cool mask, a great car, a cool gun, and a karate expert bodyguard/sidekick. The Green Hornet only lasted one season though. Maybe it didn't have the pedigree and colorful villains that Batman had.

A big screen movie has been talked about for years. At one point, George Clooney was talked about for the role of Britt Reid/The Green Hornet. All of those productions never got past the talking stage, but when Seth Rogen became popular and he and Evan Goldberg got involved, Sony put the movie into gear. But now rumors are swirling that they might not want it after all. They need a new director (Stephen Chow left last month), and several sources say that Sony isn't high on the film anymore. The film is still slated for a June, 2010 release date.

It would be unfortunate if Rogen lost all of that weight for nothing. But I guess there's the whole "healthy" aspect.

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Tim McCleese

Is the sixties series out on dvd yet? Probably not, but I'm not sure.

January 26 2009 at 9:51 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Seth Rogan as a superhero? Thank you Sony for not subjecting the public to this farce.

January 26 2009 at 9:03 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Big John

Two words:

Kevin Smith

(he has an opening in his calendar, it's a perfect fit)

January 26 2009 at 6:53 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Oh yeah... Kevin Smith + Seth Rogan = Sweeeeet combo!!! As big a comics fan as KS is, I can totally see that happening. Come on guys, don't give up on it yet!

January 26 2009 at 10:40 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Henning Fog

Honestly, if this reduces the number of Seth Rogen movies out there by one... then so much the better. Stephen Chow was right not to get (completely) mixed up in this.

January 26 2009 at 4:22 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Tim McCleese

I would be somewhat surprised that a GH movie wouldn't be made, given the popularity of the super-hero fad of late. I hope the movie is made, as I was always a Green Hornet fan.

January 26 2009 at 4:07 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

That sound you hear is no one giving a damn.

January 26 2009 at 3:49 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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