Seth Rogen Updates The Green Hornet

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It’s been about a month since our last update on the upcoming Seth Rogen-starrer, The Green Hornet, so we’d thought we’d get you  caught up with what’s been happening with the big screen adaptation.

We’ll talk about a very familiar but almost-forgotten actor joining the cast, Seth Rogen addressing all of the issues that have plagued the film’s production and an explosive issue on set… literally.

Check it out after the jump!

Starting in chronological order, at the end of September the crew of the film found an unidentified metal object in a nearby parking lot. Authorities were called in to destroy the object and it turns out it wasn’t a bomb at all. TMZ points out that we’re all hoping the movie isn’t either…

More recently and more importantly, last week Rogen spoke to press for the release of the NBC TV special, Monsters Vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space, and confirmed an interesting casting addition: Edward Furlong. Yeap, John Connor from Terminator 2 is making his comeback in The Green Hornet!

As to who he’ll be playing, Rogen said “That I can’t reveal.”

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Ed’s lived a pretty troubled life with drugs & alcohol

In that same interview, Rogen also answered questions about the pressure of being the main man behind the project as the lead star and producer. It must be a big relief to finally be in full production with a locked cast?

“It is. An enormous one; constantly. But we still have to make it awesome. So the true relief isn’t there yet.”

If the movie doesn’t end up doing well, the blame will be placed on the star. How much pressure is Rogen feeling with all this responsibility?

“A lot. I will blame Gondry if it sucks though. No, I’m just joking. No we are all in it, you know. I take a huge amount of the pressure. I understand that. I understand that. I understand that it’s my face on it, you know, when it literally comes out even if, you know, even if it sucks for another reason, people will blame me and that’s why I have to be so involved to try to make sure that it doesn’t suck. But honestly a lot of your work is done before now. It’s hiring the right people and making sure all the elements are in place. And then, you know, trusting them to do what you hired them to do. But I’m there all the time so I can make sure everything is going well. There’s a lot of pressure. I understand that. I’ve been talking about this movie for years and if it sucks then no one will be more disappointed than me, believe me.”

While I wasn’t psyched about the project initially, I am now very interested to see what they brings with Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds) as the villain and Furlong in some role.

The last thing Rogen addressed was his reasoning for the inclusion of Canadian rock band, Anvil, who will be featured in the background of a scene in the movie. Check it out and more at MovieWeb.

What do you think of Rogen’s Green Hornet and about Furlong joining the cast?

The Green Hornet is scheduled to open December 22, 2010.

Sources: MovieWeb, TMZ, Header edited from Alex Ross art

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  1. Am I the only one sick of Seth Rogen? This is the same turd from the Judd Apatow movies right?

  2. Man, John Connor has to get himself into shape, how is he supposed to lead human-kind to victory in the war with the machines??? lol

  3. I can’t wait to see this movie. I don’t know what’s got the haters’ panties in a twist. I think it’ll be great.

  4. I am cautiously optimistic.
    We shall see.

  5. This has got to be the oddest, never thought of before cast for a movie I have ever heard of. When you hear this cast all together you think “whoa cool” then “wait wtf this is sorta weird” then “well it could be pretty interesting” or “I’m sure this will be a huge flop.”

    At least that’s what has been going through my mind. I’m guessing this will either be very good and do well, or just be too much or too weird and do horribly, no in-between.

  6. you know that’s the real point I think, you hear the cast and go “wow that’ll be funny”, “wait it’s a super hero movie”, “oh”, “um… well…um”. No idea how this is going to play out and I really need to see a trailer; until then it sounds like it’ll end up being a poor mans Dick Tracy… and I don’t even wanna know what that would look like on the big screen

  7. It just looks terrible, the set pictures, the cast, I have never seen the original. It means nothing to me and has big expensive flop written all over it.

  8. this will be an original syfy movie. watch it tonight at 9pm.

  9. still doesn’t grab me much…

  10. There’s something about Rogen that makes me want him to fail, I think its the fact that somewhere out there there’s a better actor and director then him…
    Rogen I want you to fail,,, have a great day!

  11. I’m really curious (and a bit anxious) on how this movie will turn out. I was a fan of the original Green Hornet TV show and I liked it because it was the complete opposite of the Batman live TV show (with Adam West). Though both shows were produced by Greenway productions, Batman was more “light” and comical (remember those “Wham! or “Crack” or “ouch!” that flashes across the screen when the Dynamic Duo throws a punch?), while the Green Hornet was “darker” and more serious. Having Bruce Lee in it also added to the “intensity.”

    So, what will this “remake” be? Will it “humorous?” Oh man, oh man…I certainly hope not!

  12. Seth is the producer. My only thought is: DVD Mar/Apr 2011. I can’t think of him as anything more than a bumb. It’s easy to pull off the costume. It’s pulling off the secret identity that worries me.

  13. i have been a green hornet fan since the show was a first run series when i was in high school.now that i am 59 i hear there will be a green hornet series.great right? wrong.

    seth rogan will produce and star in the action comedy.hold your horses.action comedy?it was not a campy show like batman.it was not an action comedy.

    the chances are in my lifetime i will never have the chance to see a proper green hornet movie made.

    hollywood has a track record of doing tv shows wrong.mission impossible, the wild wild west and I-spy.

    this is another case of that.

    • correction on first paragraph.i was refering to a new green hornet movie not series.

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