It is being reported around the web that the person who who has been hired to produce and possibly star in the big screen adaption of The Green Hornet will be Seth Rogen. For those of you unfamiliar with The Green Hornet, Britt Reid was a debonair newspaper publisher by day and masked superhero by night. A precursor to Batman, grand nephew of The Lone Ranger, Britt and his trusted sidekick Kato fought to rid the world of crime. When we think of debonair newspaper publishers, don't we all picture the gentleman above?
Way to go Hollywood.
This is right up there with the rumor a while back about Jack Black playing Green Lantern. Now I am not all that familiar with Seth Rogen. I vaguely remember him in The 40 Year Old Virgin, everyone I know who saw Knocked Up said it was pretty good. I am sure he is very talented and possibly even a comic genius, but this casting choice does not give me a lot of confidence in the movie. He just does not seem to fit the part. At one point, George Clooney was rumored to play the role, at another point Jake Gyllenhaal was attached as Britt Reid with Jet Li as Kato and Kevin Smith to direct. Those choices seem pretty sound, this one makes little to no sense. Why can't Hollywood take these movies seriously?
I'm so tired of flavor of the moment casting.
Source: Dark Horizons