Seth Rogen recently explained a bit about the final work that he and writing partner Evan Goldberg are doing for The Green Hornet. Speaking to SCI FI Wire, Rogen confirmed that he will be playing the title character and explained a bit about his take on the film.
Rogen says that the film will be an action filled superhero adventure based on the radio drama and the television series, saying that those who expect something along the same lines as Knocked Up will be disappointed.
"We have not hit many situations where you're like, you know, what would make this scene better? If Kato said c--ksucker? That hasn't come up many times," Rogen joked.
Still, who could expect a superhero film from the makers of Superbad and starring an overweight hero? Rogen explained "To us, it was just this funny notion that, when you say The Green Hornet to someone, the first thing they say is, 'Hey, Bruce Lee played Kato in that show.' We really wanted to make this hero sidekick movie. ... For years we'd really been trying to write a movie that was kind of about a hero and his sidekick. When we heard the The Green Hornet movie was up for grabs, we thought that could be the perfect way to do this story, because he is the only hero who's sidekick is more known than he is. We thought it would be a good way to tell this relationship story and just do a big crazy action movie."
At the present, no director has been signed for the film, nor has a casting announcement been made for Kato (though Rogen has mentioned wanting Stephen Chow for the role). What has been announced is a release date. Expect to see The Green Hornet on June 25, 2010.