Green Hornetâ€™s release date may have been bumped back a few months, but the good news is that hasnâ€™t slowed down the filmâ€™s production process. Sony announced today that filming has commenced on The Green Hornet, directed by Michel Gondry and starring Seth Rogen, Jay Chou and Cameron Diaz. Also new to the cast are Tom Wilkinson and David Harbour. Read the press release below!
CULVER CITY, Calif., September 2, 2009 â€“ A classic character of film, television, radio and comic books returns to the big screen in Columbia Picturesâ€™ feature film The Green Hornet, starring Seth Rogen (Superbad, Knocked Up) as the vigilante crime-fighter. Production is underway on the Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) helmed film, which is produced by Neal H. Moritz (I Am Legend, The Fast and the Furious) and executive produced by Michael Grillo (The Accidental Tourist), Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg (Superbad, Pineapple Express), Ori Marmur (Evan Almighty) and George W. Trendle, Jr. The screenplay is by Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg, based upon â€œThe Green Hornetâ€ radio series created by George W. Trendle and shoots entirely in Los Angeles. The film is set for release December 17, 2010.
In addition to Rogen, the film also stars Taiwanese actor-pop star Jay Chou as Kato, Cameron Diaz (Charlieâ€™s Angels, What Happens in Vegas), Edward James Olmos (â€œBattlestar Galacticaâ€), David Harbour (Revolutionary Road) and Tom Wilkinson (Valkyrie). Nicolas Cage is also in negotiations to appear in the film.
Academy AwardÂ®-nominee John Schwartzman (Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian) is the director of photography. Production designer is Owen Paterson (The Matrix Revolutions), Kym Barrett (Speed Racer) serves as costume designer and Michael Tronick (Mr. & Mrs. Smith) is editing.