Green Hornet Trailer

Opening next year is this long delayed adaptation of the classic pulp hero, The Green Hornet. It stars Seth Rogen who appears to be the sidekick, rather than Jay Chou’s Kato and is directed by Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Be Kind, Rewind). Cameron Diaz and Christolph Waltz also star. Throughout its development George Clooney and Jake Gyllenhaal have been attached and Kevin Smith wrote a screenplay (which has since been adapted into Dynamite’s excellent comic). Taking Rogen seriously, and especially as an action hero is a stretch, although he did come somewhat close in the hilarious Pineapple Express and the less funny Observe and Report. Of course, the last comedy star to become an action star was Will Smith, so maybe Rogen will surprise us all.