|The Green Hornet|
|Directed by||Michel Gondry|
|Produced by||Neal H. Moritz|
George W. Trendle
Edward James Olmos
|Editing by||Michael Tronick|
Original Film Feature Films
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
|Release date(s)||December 22, 2010|
The Green Hornet is an upcoming superhero action film directed by Michel Gondry. Gondry replaced Stephen Chow, who had previously planned to direct the film. The film is scheduled to be released on December 22, 2010. It is an adaptation of the radio and television character of the same name.
On June 4, 2008 Sony Pictures announced that, through their subsidiary Columbia Pictures, they are going ahead with plans for a feature film of the superhero. Set, they said, to be released on December 22, 2010, the film is to star Seth Rogen, who along with Evan Goldberg, will also take on writing duties. Later, Sony Pictures announced that the Hong Kong action/comedy star Stephen Chow would direct the film as well as play the role of Kato. However, due to creative differences, Chow was no longer going to direct. Chow instead chose to direct a superhero spoof with Jack Black in the lead role. Chow later left the role of Kato, and was replaced by Taiwanese singer and actor Jay Chou. It has been announced that Columbia Pictures had chosen Michel Gondry to direct the film.  Nicolas Cage and Cameron Diaz were in talks to appear in the film as a villain and a reporter/love-interest, respectively. While Cameron Diaz signed on, Nicolas Cage officially dropped out as the main villain, then Mr. X of the original radio series, as of September 8, 2009. On September 14, it was announced that Austrian actor Christoph Waltz would play a villain named Chudnofsky. On October 8, Anvil filmed a cameo performance in a rock club. On November 11 and 12 (2009), several blocks of Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles were used for night-time location shooting of a car chase scene.