Some people have been fearful for what direction Seth Rogen and Stephen Chow might be taking The Green Hornet in. After all, Rogen and his writing pal Evan Goldberg are known for their comedies. But Kevin Smith, who just finished working with Rogen on ZackandMiri told Cinema Blend’s podcast that he thinks the film will be an excellent action comedy.
Smith said “It’s not… Superhero Movie. You know, the parody film. It’s certainly not that by any stretch of the imagination. But it’s more along the lines, from what he’s talked about it, of Pineapple Express. There are lots of jokes and there’s lots of action.”
Hopefully that will set some fans minds at ease. The Green Hornet won’t be a parody of himself, nor will it be an out-and-out comedy. But it will present action and adventure mixed in with a very healthy dose of laughter and silliness. And hey, some of the best moments in superhero films are the silliest ones. Who doesn’t love watching Peter Parker experiment with his powers in the first Spider-Man?
The character was created by Fran Striker and George Trendle, who also created The Lone Ranger. Originally conceived for radio, The Green Hornet has been adapted to film, television and comics.
Stephen Chow will direct the film from a script written by Rogen and Goldberg. Rogen will star as Britt Reid/The Green Hornet, and Chow will co-star as Kato. Expect to see The Green Hornet on June 25, 2010.