Seth Rogen's "Green Hornet" Gets a Release Date
Wed, 25 Jun 2008 09:45:13
Funnyman Seth Rogen is working on the screenplay for the upcoming adaptation of The Green Hornet. In addition to penning the script, Rogen will also star as millionaire publishing magnate Brit Reid and his alter ego, the crime-busting Green Hornet.
Columbia Pictures plans to release the film on June 25, 2010, which is exactly two years from today. No word yet as to who will play the Green Hornet's sidekick Kato, previously played by martial arts star Bruce Lee in the 1960s television series. Rogen has expressed interest in having Stephen Chow take the role. Rogen will also serve as the film's executive producer.
This could be the film that takes the already popular Rogen to the next level, as comic book films tend to further careers, especially those of comedic actors. See Iron Man director Jon Favreau and the posthumous buzz for Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight for evidence. For more Green Hornet updates, point and click at www.sonypictures.com/movies/thegreenhornet.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff