Seth Rogen is having a great year, to say the least. Not only does he have two huge movies hitting theatres this month–DreamWorks Animation’s Monsters vs. Aliens and Warner Bros.’ Observe and Report–he’s also getting ready to shoot The Green Hornet. We talked to the in-demand actor on Tuesday at the press day for Observe and Report about the superhero film.
Q: When does “The Green Hornet” start shooting?
Seth Rogen: Right now the end of June. That is our tentative start date.
Q: What is Stephen Chow’s involvement at this point?
Rogen: He’s kind of our mascot. (laughs) He may be Kato. I’m not 100% sure if that’s the case, but it’s a very likely possibility. I’m not sure. Honestly, we’re kind of in the very early phases right now. We’re just putting those elements in place so I’m being honest. I honestly don’t know yet.
Q: Are you going to stick to the original “Green Hornet” concept?
Rogen: He’s actually the Lone Ranger’s grandnephew. The Lone Ranger is owned by Jerry Bruckheimer so that probably limits the amount of involvement we can actually have in that movie. We were inspired by the original. We kind of took what we thought was good and left what we didn’t. Honestly, we didn’t feel any real obligation living up to the original because the radio plays totally different than the TV show which is different than the comic book. There is no real set way.
Columbia Pictures has set a June 25, 2010 release date for the Michel Gondry-directed film.