It seems a new superhero film might be getting an arthouse director. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) is in negotiations to direct The Green Hornet.
Stephen Chow was set to direct and co-star as Kato in the film, but he dropped out of his directorial duties, citing creative differences, although he will still appear as Kato. Seth Rogen has been set to star as the title character and will write and executive produce the film alongside his writing/producing partner, Evan Goldberg.
The Green Hornet follows the exploits of Britt Reid, a wealthy heir to his father's newspaper franchise, The Daily Sentinel, who fights crime in the city at night, alongside his trusty martial-arts expert sidekick, Kato.