Wanted: A New Director For THE GREEN HORNET

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Wanted: A New Director For THE GREEN HORNET

Well, this may not come as much of a surprise but it's sad nonetheless. When it was announced a good while back that Stephen Chow would make his English language directorial debut by taking the helm of Seth Rogen's Green Hornet adaptation speculation began immediately as to whether Chow could keep his ego in check enough to function while A) answering to a Hollywood studio and B) shooting someone else's script. Quick answer: nope. Chow, citing creative differences, has just stepped out of the director's role on the project, though he will still be appearing in the film as the Hornet's sidekick Kato.

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kenixfanDecember 20, 2008 4:57 AM

My take is that this is worse because it means that Chow is content to play perhaps *the* stereotypical Asian sidekick role (despite what Bruce did with the part) without exerting much creative control over the project.

Add to that the fact that I find Rogen simply this decade's Ben Stiller, and I'm more than disappointed at Chow's decision.

I think most of Rogen's work will be regarded less favorably over time where Chow's will be regarded even more favorably; HK and Asian film fans already revere the guy and eventually the rest of the film world will see his genius.

Al YoungDecember 20, 2008 5:02 AM

With Stephen Chow's solid track record, I'm willing to give him the benefit of the doubt and believe giving him full creative control is warranted. I'm not so sure I can trust the studios. Now that Chow is not calling the shots anymore, my enthusiasm for the Green Hornet has drop down a few notches.

ChevalierAguilaDecember 20, 2008 5:20 AM

No surprise here indeed.

sureshotDecember 20, 2008 5:20 AM

oh man this sucks, but at least he will still be making his first debut in a hollywood film..but still..this is crappy news.

kungfueurotrashDecember 20, 2008 7:03 AM

Damn I was really looking forward to the vision of Chow's Green Hornet... Maybe he did the right choice??

CuttermaranDecember 21, 2008 3:57 AM

@ sureshot

what's so great about being in a Hollywood movie? At least I think it will no better then Forbidden Kingdom or Dragonball or whatsoever coming out of hollywood
that's asian-related.