Cameron Diaz, Seth Rogen, and director Michel Gondry are hard at work on the set of their upcoming super hero adaptation The Green Hornet. The release of the film is more than a year away, but Crazy Critics has our first behind-the-scenes look at the film. You can check out the images below:
The Green Hornet made his debut on January 31, 1936 on WXYZ Detroit, the creation of the station's George W. Trendle and Fran Striker, who also created the The Lone Ranger. The series, which ran until 1952 on the Mutual and NBC Blue networks, followed the adventures of Britt Reid, a bored playboy whose life is changed when he inherits his father's crusading newspaper, The Daily Sentinel. He saves the life of Kato, a Japanese man with incredible technical and martial-arts skills, who becomes Britt's closest ally -- and transforms Britt's car into the supercharged Black Beauty, which gives them an edge as they search for evidence to expose the city's underworld in the newspaper. When Britt and Kato witness a brutal mob hit, Britt invents his secret identity -- taking his name from his powerful car's defective horn. A skilled fighter and expert marksman, the The Green Hornet uses two special, non-lethal guns to subdue criminals: one fires a potent knockout gas while the other produces the "Hornet's Sting" -- an electric shock. The Green Hornet is being directed by Michel Gondry, and it stars Seth Rogen, Nicolas Cage, Cameron Diaz, Jay Chou, Edward James Olmos, David Harbour, and Tom Wilkinson. The film opens December 17th, 2009.