IGN is reporting that the first trailer for The Green Hornet is going to debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Monday June 21. Seth Rogen, who plays the Green Hornet in the film, is going to be on Kimmel’s show that night and is also going to introduce the trailer.
The Green Hornet comes to theaters January 14th, 2011 and stars Christoph Waltz, Cameron Diaz, Seth Rogen, Edward Furlong, Edward James Olmos, Tom Wilkinson, Jay Chou, Sterling Cooper. The film is directed by Michel Gondry.
According to Deadline.com, The Green Hornet is moving its release date from December 22nd to Martin Luther King Weekend, which is January 14, 2011, so it can be converted into 3D.
Sony is using the term “3D enhancements”. (Because noÂ visual effects on the film have been done yet by Sony Imageworks, which is just getting into post-production on it. So the studio says it’s not a 3DÂ conversion but an enhancement, and there’s already “great depth and scope” to the shots from director Michel Gondry, who has experience with 3D videos.) There have been rumors of problems with the comic book caper film, with some rival studios calling reporters to claim it’s unreleasable, but Sony Pictures Entertainment Vice-Chair and marketing/distribution kingpin Jeff Blake is denying. He says, if anything, Sony isn’t backing away from the film but, rather, “doubling down. We’re investing more in the film to have it 3D. We’ve seen part of the movie. We love it. We believe in it. Whoever is spreading these rumors has not seen it. We’re going to finish The Green Hornet in 3D and take 9 months to do it right.”
He says the reason that MLK weekend was chosen is because the studio released Paul Blart: Mall Cop to a big number and now that date is lucky for everyone. Further, he says Sony wanted to steer clear from all the 3D films coming in the Christmas season, including Tron, Yogi Bear, Harry Potter, and Fox, whichÂ may make 3D conversions of its Gullivers Travels and its Narnia 3. “It is purely a capacity issue. There simply are not enough digital screens up and running within the theater system to juggle that number of titles.”
It’s been a quiet few months on the Green Hornet front lately, but that shouldn’t be taken as a sign that things are slowing down on the Seth Rogen-starring film. In fact, director Michel Gondry says fans will see the first trailer at some point in the near future. “There’s a trailer that’s been made,” the filmmaker told MTV News during this weekend’s South by Southwest Festival. “It should be out in the spring or summer, actually.”
Based on Gondry’s description of the trailer, fans will learn a good amount about Rogen and Jay Chou’s characters of Britt Reid and Kato, the two heroes at the center of the action. But it’s not all about character development, as Gondry promised plenty of violence in the upcoming trailer. “You see Kato and Seth deciding why they want to be crime fighters,” he said. “Then you see images of their completion. It’s pretty violent, but with a good spirit.”
Despite the lack of recent information, Gondry said that all was well on The Green Hornet. According to the filmmaker, the relationship between himself, Rogen, the studio and various producers couldn’t be healthier. “It’s a great collaboration,” he said. “I really enjoy working with the producers. All of those guys happen to think very fast and make very random decisions, but they turned out to be successful.”
Can’t wait! When the trailer hits the web, you can be sure to find it on Cameron-Diaz.org!
According to several sources, the legendary composer Danny Elfman will be scoring Michel Gondry’s The Green Hornet starring Seth Rogen, Jay Chou, Cameron Diaz and Christoph Waltz. Although not officially confirmed, the very reliable Film Score Daily posted this on Elfman: “he returns to the superhero genre with The Green Hornet.” Elfman last scored Milk, Terminator Salvation, and Taking Woodstock, and also has Alice in Wonderland coming up.
The Green Hornet finished shooting in December and is in post-production. Sony has slated a December 22nd release for the film!