It’s been quite a journey for the production of Seth Rogen’s The Green Hornet. We all remember when Asian actor/director Stephen Chow (Kung Fu Hustle) was signed to direct and play Kato, and that changed. Then Michel Gondry came aboard, and Nicolas Cage was attached to play the antagonist, and that changed. Christoph Waltz then got the part, but the studio felt the movie would look better in 3D.
Finally, after all of the pieces finally fell into place, we’ve got ourselves a trailer, and not a bad looking one to boot.
The film stars Rogen as billionaire brat Britt Reid, who pretty much does what he wants, and couldn’t care less about the consequences. He’s introduced to Kato (now played by Jay Chou) and they decide to take back their crime-infested city by adopting the persona of The Green Hornet, a masked crime fighter.
The film has been panned by critics who have gotten glimpses of footage, and even the studio has pushed the film back to try and salvage what money they’ve already spent. There’s no telling whether or not the film will be a bust or not, but at least we have a fancy trailer to keep us thinking.
Check it out after the jump, and catch Rogen’s Green Hornet in theaters January 14, 2011.