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When Michel Gondry was hired to direct Seth Rogen and Jay Chou in The Green Hornet (based on Rogen and Evan Goldberg‘s script) it seemed like a weird move. No matter that Gondry had once been part of a previous Green Hornet development team that fell apart. He just doesn’t seem like the superhero/action movie sort of guy. Even if the take is not quite standard.

Or, to be pointed: how will Gondry handle the action? The film’s full trailer shows off some of his approach, especially in the stylized shots of Jay Chou fighting as Kato. Gondry has recently described his ideas for shooting action, and they sound as if he’s trying to play with the action in slightly different ways than usual. Read More »

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Movie Trailer: The Green Hornet

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Sony Pictures has released the first movie trailer for Michel Gondry‘s big screen adaptation of The Green Hornet starring Seth Rogen, Cameron Diaz, Jay Chou, Christoph Waltz and Michael Pena.. The comedy tone of the project might come as a surprise to most, and the big action shots seem unlike anything Gondry has ever produced. Honestly, I’m shocked at how normal and rather generic this film looks, especially considering Gondry’s involvement. Watch the trailer right now embedded after the jump. Please leave your thoughts in the comments below.
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We just had a couple of official snapshots earlier today and the trailer debuts in a few hours, but right now there is one minute of footage from Michel Gondry‘s The Green Hornet available for streaming. We’ll have the full trailer when it goes online, but in the meantime you can get a pretty good idea of the film by looking at this clip. Read More »

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We’ve seen quite a few behind the scenes and on-set photos from Michel Gondry‘s The Green Hornet, starring Seth Rogen as the title character and Jay Chou as his sidekick Kato. Now Sony has released the first two official photos, in advance of the trailer that will premiere tonight. These images are much like the previous non-official ones we’ve seen, but you might want to check ’em out anyway. Read More »

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If you’ve seen the hideous monstrosity that is Clash of the Titans, replete with its horrendous and eye-torturing attempts at 3D imagery, you probably don’t have much love at all for post-production dimensionalisation. I’ve seen the online reaction to two upconvert projects that have been announced in just the last 24 hours, Michel Gondry‘s Green Hornet film and M. Night Shyamalan‘s The Last Airbender, and it wasn’t pretty.

Now, though, key creative personal on each movie have issued statements to the effect that these films were actually planned and possibly even shot for 3D, though don’t confuse that for them actually being shot in 3D. I’ll give you the quotes after the break, so you can judge for yourself if we’re being told the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.

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Sony has announced that they have decided to push the release date of Michel Gondry‘s The Green Hornet back three weeks. The reason given is that Sony is releasing the film in 3D and the original December 22nd 2010 release date was overcrowded with 3D films.

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Michel Gondry has quite a few projects coming up, from The Green Hornet to some sort of project with Bjork, and Megalomania, an animated film based on the imagination of his son. In the meantime, however, he’s got The Thorn in the Heart, a documentary about his family that evidently features some of Gondry’s characteristic flights of fancy. Check out the trailer, after the break. Read More »

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Scanning across the web it seems at first glance that Michel Gondry has a slate of upcoming projects to compare with even Guillermo Del Toro’s monster heap. On closer inspection, however, it might appear that he’s only got a handful described in various different ways, and certainly not too many to handle. Every one sounds like a winner, though.

After The Green Hornet, which is hitting cinemas in December, Gondry’s pick for his next picture is The We and The I. Originally set to go last summer it was postponed when he went to play big budget games with Seth Rogen and co. Here’s how he describes it:

It’s about the group effect, how people in groups transform when the group is dislocated, because everyone jumps out of the bus at different times, there is a smaller group and how the relationships evolve.

Bus? What bus?

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Michel Gondry and Bjork aren’t exactly strangers. The two have worked together for several of Bjork’s music videos, and Gondry initially wanted her to star in The Science of Sleep. but she refused to return to acting after her miserable experience with Lars von Trier in Dancer in the Dark. Now it seems that the two are working on some sort of secret project — but don’t hold your breath for a film.

The Playlist was first to point out that Gondry teased the project in a recent EW feature, where he said “It’s very undefined, so it’s hard to give more precision.”

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