Stephen Chow signs onto The Green Hornet

After making CJ7, a kung-fu-free comedy hit in Asia that barely made a blip over here, Stephen Chow is heading back to kung fu comedy, signing on to direct and star in Columbia Pictures’ The Green Hornet — playing Kato, of course, opposite star Seth Rogen, who co-wrote the script with his Pineapple Express co-writer Evan Goldberg. The project is targeting a June 25, 2010 release date.

The twelve people who seem to think anybody gives a fuck about the Green Hornet have been bitching up a storm about this project since Rogen’s name was first bandied about for the project over a year ago, but with Chow on board, I think the property is in some good hands.

But then, all I think about when I think of Green Hornet is the awesome scene from Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story where Lee fancies up the fight choreography for a scene and leaves the crew dumbfounded. I care as little about seeing a “serious” adaptation of the TV series as I did about Starsky and Hutch. If you really, really care… just watch the TV show on DVD, buddy.

Anyway, if nothing else, I’m excited to see what Chow can do with an American budget, and whether or not Rogen’s script will reign in some of the waaay over-the-top silliness of Chow’s self-written films. (Not that it’s a bad thing; I love both Kung Fu Hustle and Shaolin Soccer.)

Posted on September 20, 2008 at 16:19 by Gordon@MovieMakeout · Permalink
In: News

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  1. Written by Trisha Lynn
    on 2008-09-22 at 06:26

    That’s actually the first thing I think about as well. The part where Bruce Lee just totally explodes into action and everyone on the set’s all, “Huh?” and the stuntment are going, “Owwww…”? Love that part of Dragon.

  2. Written by DJ Purkis
    on 2008-10-01 at 02:36

    Ah,yes. It must say something that as much as I enjoy Chow’s movies, the only reason I’m reading this particular post is because of that scene in Dragon.

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