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.”
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.