If true, this news does not bring a tear to my eye – it seems that the Seth Rogen version of The Green Hornet may be dead as a project.

According to HitFix, the word from the Sundance Film festival is that the project is on life support, if not completely dead. This confirms what we said a month ago when word came that Stephen Chow not only stepped down as director but might not even co-star.

From Hitfix we get the following:

“I spoke this afternoon with a source close to the film, and while they didn’t call it completely dead, they did say it is ‘highly unlikely’ that the film will shoot in 2009 at all.”

Although most under-30s may not even be familiar with the property, I have fond memories of it from the late 1960s as a cool action show. I had no desire to see it turned into a comedy. It may have been cheesy back then, but to me it made as much sense to make this a comedy as it would to make The Dark Knight based on the old Adam West/Burt Ward Batman TV series.

The down side is that if the project dies in its current form it will probably never get made – then again, maybe some things are best left in the past.

Source: Hitfix