In a story about the official start of the Oscar push for Sacha Gervasi’s documentary Anvil! The Story of Anvil, L.A. Times reporter Pete Hammond mentions that the band recently shot a scene for Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s take on the pulp hero The Green Hornet, currently shooting with director Michel Gondry at the helm.
There’s no mention whether the band will be playing themselves, but the scene they filmed has them playing in a club before they…. SPOILER ALERT!!
Of course, the appearance of Anvil does raise a lot of questions about the time period in which the movie is set, because the original Green Hornet mainly appeared from the ’30s through the ’60s on a series of radio shows, film serials and a television show before disappearing, and the band’s music would seemingly indicate a more modern approach to the character.
In fact, it’s rather apropos for Anvil to be involved since they themselves fell off the map in the mid-’80s only to have their career resurrected in a big way when Anvil! The Story of Anvil premiered at the Sundance Film Festival last year and after a successful tour across the country earlier this year in which the band played a short set following a screening of the movie, the band was asked to open for AC/DC on their recent summer tour, including a show in front of tens of thousands at the enormous Giants Stadium. Anvil’s 13th record, “This is Thirteen,” was rereleased by VH-1 Classic Records on September 15 and the band is about to head out on their own headlining tour.
As far as their most recent movie appearance, you can see how it all turns out when The Green Hornet opens on December 22, 2010. Meanwhile, Anvil! The Story of Anvil was just released on DVD earlier this week and you can order it from Amazon.com.
Let us know if you’ve seen the Anvil doc or seen Anvil play live and what you think of their inclusion in the already quirky “Green Hornet” movie.
(Thanks to Film School Rejects for bringing this story to our attention.)