After going through years of development and numerous casting and crew changes, director Michel Gondry and Seth Rogen's "The Green Hornet" is finally here.
More than that, "The Green Hornet" is good. Very good, in fact. After catching a screening of the film earlier this week, I walked away much more impressed with the end result than I ever imagined at the outset.
Read on for the five things I enjoyed the most about "The Green Hornet"! Read More...
"The Green Hornet" hits theaters on Friday, and to be honest, we're a little sorry to see it finally hit theaters. After all, it's been one of the most interesting projects to follow over the last two years or so.
From high-profile casting and creative team changes to uncertainty whether it was even going to happen, "The Green Hornet" has offered no small amount of discussion points around the 'net and offline. No one has had to weather more of that controversy than its star and co-writer, Seth Rogen, and his writing partner, Evan Goldberg.
"It's something that my writing partner Evan would constantly have to remind me of throughout the process, in that this is kind of exactly what we thought would happen," Rogen told MTV News. "From the second we thought about doing a movie like this, I remember talking about it like, 'Everyone's going to think it's going to be insane and terrible and we'll just have to keep our heads down and make it, and then it'll come out and slowly people will see that we weren't nuts and that it was actually a good idea.'" Read More...
The first time we meet the adult Britt Reid — the scion of a Los Angeles media magnate — he's gleefully trashing a hotel, one part Keith Moon-style rock star, one part reality-TV celebutant.
The party boy, of course, will go on to become the superhero who gives "Green Hornet" its name. But in the beginning, Britt is simply a hard-drinking, model-humping, spoiled brat. And, as Seth Rogen explained to MTV News, he and co-writer Evan Goldberg turned to some real-life inspiration to create the character.
"We kind of based him off a male Paris Hilton, as embarrassing as that is to say," he told MTV News. "That is what we looked at — those people who are the sons or daughters of people who have accomplished great things. We probably give them a little more credit than they've gotten in the past and we explore why they're such jerks and why they act out. Maybe it's because they didn't get the attention they wanted."
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One of the first guests on MTV/MySpace's Live Show from Comic-Con, Seth Rogen arrives at this year's show with "The Green Hornet" — his live-action take on the classic pulp hero.
While the film is well on its way now under director Michel Gondry, its journey to the screen has been peppered with starts and stops as the project changed directors, cast, and even its tone. When MTV News spoke with him during the show, he offered some perspective on the film's hard road to the big screen.
"I think I wasn't in the movie for a few weeks," laughed Rogen. Read More...
Seth Rogen isn't exactly the likeliest candidate to star in a comic book movie. Sure, he's enjoyed a great deal of critical and commercial success in the past several years for his comedy work... but an action movie? It's something of a stretch, to say the least. Regardless, Rogen is rolling up his sleeves and getting his hands dirty with an action star role in "The Green Hornet" — and while he might be the latest, Rogen is hardly the first unlikely actor to find himself in a comic book or superhero movie.
Click on the image below for a gallery of our favorite unlikely superheroes!
Here are some of our favorite actors who defied expectations to become superheroes and comic book characters on the big screen. Read More...
In case you missed it, the first official trailer for director Michel Gondry's "The Green Hornet" has premiered online with all the violence you would hope for from such an action-centric movie, not to mention the comedy we've come to expect from Seth Rogen.
Rogen and Gondry screened the trailer in Hollywood last evening and fielded questions from a group of journalists, including some of the SuperHeroHype crew. Rogen described the story of "Green Hornet" as a tale of friendship between his character, Britt Reid, and Jay Chou's Kato.
"I'm an irresponsible kind of idiot (as one might imagine) and my father dies and I form a friendship with someone else who did not have the highest opinion towards him. One of his employees, Kato," said Rogen. "Through that friendship, we realize that maybe we can create this kind of thing that will help us both live out our dreams. In time, we realize that each other's personalities are the most difficult thing to overcome and try to form this thing." Read More...
Two official photos from Michel Gondry's "Green Hornet" have been released online, featuring Seth Rogen and Jay Chou as The Green Hornet and his partner, Kato.
Posted over at Yahoo Movies, the images are the first official shots from the film, which will have its trailer debut tonight "Jimmy Kimmel Live." (We'll be sure to have the trailer posted here on Splash Page as soon as it's available.)
"Green Hornet" is based on the adventures of the classic pulp hero, and is set to debut in 3-D, IMAX 3-D, and traditional 2-D theaters on January 14, 2011. Read More...
We've read plenty of news items and seen various set photographs of the Seth Rogen-starring "Green Hornet" film, but we've yet to see any official footage. That's about to change in a couple of weeks, however, when Rogen himself appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
According to IGN, Rogen will appear as a special guest on Jimmy Kimmel's late night talk show on June 21 to debut the world premiere of the first trailer for "The Green Hornet," the 3-D comic book adaptation directed by Michel Gondry.
This past summer cinephiles, comic-book-geeks and Nic Cage fans alike were excited to hear the news that the Oscar winner was set to play a mobster in Seth Rogen’s movie version of “The Green Hornet.” It was an announcement that seemed to promise a return to the edgier, quirkier, over-the-top Cage that endeared himself to fans during the first decade of his career before movies like “The Family Man” and “National Treasure” came along. Oddly enough, that return to form would instead be marked by a different film — and Cage couldn’t be happier.
“It’s not more fun, but it’s kind of relieving,” Cage told MTV News of playing an over-the-top character in “Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans,” which has given the actor his best reviews in years and might just get some awards-season talk. “It’s relieving to get it out; you go through a cathartic kind of experience where you’re just letting it come out.”
Unfortunately, Cage didn’t get that experience on “Hornet,” a film that Rogen isn’t envisioning as a comedy – but with the “Knocked Up” funnyman in the lead role and Michel Gondry’s boundary-breaking vision behind the camera, it certainly would have provided Cage with some yummy scenery to chew. Read More...
Earlier today we got our first semi-blurry glimpse of Seth Rogen in costume as Green Hornet, but we just received a new image that offers a much better look at the actor suited up to fight crime.
Written by Rogen and directed by Michel Gondry ("Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind"), "The Green Hornet" features the "Knocked Up" actor as masked crimefighter Britt Reid, who takes on the criminal element with the assistance of Kato, his partner (played by Jay Chou).
Today's video and photo are some of the first shots we've seen of Rogen and Chou in costume (rather than their stunt doubles), and from what we can tell, Rogen certainly looks to be getting into character as the pulp hero. Read More...