Well, too bad. At least that’s what producer Neal H. Moritz says. While promoting the upcoming 21 Jump Street big screen
travesty adaptation, he was asked about the likelihood of a second outing for Kato and the other guy.
“The movie did almost $250 million and was actually very well liked, but we made the movie for too much money. One, we made it in L.A. for certain reasons, and two, we decided to go to 3D — that added another $10 million. If I had done it in a tax-rebate state and not done 3D, it would have been considered a huge financial success for the studio. So we’re not making a sequel.”
Really, when you think about it it was lucky the first one was even made. If my fuzzy memory is to be believed, they first started talking about a big screen adventure for wealthy young publisher Britt Reid and his Asian partner and confidant back after the release of Tim Burton‘s Batman and let’s not think about how long ago that was or we’ll all feel old.
Personally, I might be one of the few that wouldn’t mind a second movie. Sure Seth Rogen and Jay Chou were very different takes on the characters and the movie was clumsy in parts, but hell… it wasn’t that bad, was it? Maybe I just have fond memories of the flick because I saw in on date night and it was a choice between Green Hornet or some soul crushing rom-com staring Jennifer Aniston (shudder). It may not have been great, but it was far from the worst comic book movie ever.
That was Catwoman.
Wow, kind of got off on a tangent there. Sorry about that.
In closing. Seth Rogen can get fat again, the chances for a second Green Hornet movie are slim.
Source: Geek Tyrant
Welcome bastards to another installment (and new year) of NerdBastards’ weekly DVD Tuesday feature. We list what came out today and recommend if it’s either a BUY, RENT, or PASS. This week we got 4 releases that may be of interest of you.
After that, we got a Blu-Ray 3D release of a certain title that people liked and as always, the TV Show DVD section is filled with all sorts of goodies. So what are you waiting for? Check what came out after the jump and see if there is something you want!
This actually looks awesome. The whole Seth Rogen in the lead role has had many fans scratching their heads and asking WTF? However after watching the preview I’m filled with cautious optimism that he can pull this off. The movie looks like it will be not only action packed, but pretty fucking hilarious too. Unfortunately it’s release has been pushed back to January 19, so we’ll have to wait a bit longer to know for sure. Check out the trailer below and let us know in the comments what you think!
Sony has released the first two official photos from The Green Hornet, and in one, you can see what Seth Rogen and Jay Chou look like in their heroing duds. And it has some ‘splodey stuff!
Now if you’re wondering, “Who the hell is the Green Hornet?” chances are you aren’t alone. Despite having been around longer than Superman, he just hasn’t stayed as visible as the Man of Steel. The Green Hornet appeared first on a radio show and ran there for many years, with various shots at film serials and TV shows over the years, in addition to a bunch of comic book series.
Britt Reid is the newspaper publisher who is secretly the Green Hornet. He is assisted by Kato (no, not that one), and they tool around town in their pimped-out ride, The Black Beauty, thwarting evildoers and the like.
Most people my age know the character from the guest shot on the 60s Batman TV show that served as a pilot for the Green Hornet series. Van Williams was the Green Hornet, and some guy named Bruce Lee played Kato. Yes, that one.
Honestly, I was surprised when they announced they were making a movie, but I’ll probably end up checking it out. Since I’m not particularly attached to the character, it won’t drive me nuts if they tweak things around.
The film hits theaters in 3D and IMAX 3D on January 14, 2011.
After many delays and set backs, including the loss of a director, the search for a new one, an extensive search for a new Kato and a release date pushed back from the summer of 2010 to the winter of 2010, principal photography has actually begun on The Green Hornet, according to a press release from Columbia Pictures.
The Seth Rogen vehicle, which Rogen scripted with his Superbad and Pineapple Express co-writer Evan Goldberg, had originally been set to be directed by Kung Fu Hustle and Shaolin Soccer helmer Stephen Chow. Chow dropped out, to be replaced by Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and The Science of Sleep director Michel Gondry. The role of Kato finally went to Taiwanese pop singer and star of Curse of the Golden Flower, Jay Chou.
In addition to Rogen, The Green Hornet stars Cameron Diaz, and Edward James Olmos. War of the Worlds, The Quantum of Solace and Revolutionary Road vet David Harbour has recently joined the cast, as has Tom Wilkinson, who played Boss Carmine Falcone in Batman Begins and who has worked with Gondry before on Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.
The Green Hornet is now scheduled to open December 17, 2010