If there ever was a bigger sigh of relief that I've ever given, this is bigger. And much, much better.
"The Observe & Report junket was held this morning in Los Angeles, which means Seth Rogen's been answering Green Hornet and Funny People questions since he rolled out of bed. According to Collider's Steve Weintraub, he was extremely forthcoming with regards to the former - which, despite acquiring a new director, could be going before cameras in June. Most interestingly, it sounds like Green Hornet director Michel Gondry will be muting his signature handmade aesthetic in order to, presumably, deliver a more studio-friendly summer film. Here's what Rogen told the junketeers:
'Me and Evan have actually approached him with ideas, like maybe... you could do some of your weird people made out of string and s*** like that. He’s like, 'No, I don’t want to any of that. The fact that you think I want to do that drives me crazy and makes me never want to do anything like that again.'
It also sounds like they'll be doing an origin story as well. Stephen Chow is still part of the team. Rogen mentioned meeting with him and Gondry the previous week. The fact that Chow is still around and interested after stepping down as director is a good sign."
Now I'm most definitely 100% looking forward to The Green Hornet. It will be released June 25, 2010.