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After a decidedly mixed response to The Green Hornet‘s trailer—casual viewers seemed to be excited for it, while many Michel Gondry fans were disappointed with how by-the-numbers it looked—Comic-Con was Gondry and Seth Rogen‘s big opportunity to win back support from concerned moviegoers. Was the trailer a fair representation of the movie, or was it an example of studio trickery, playing off the film as a typical superhero romp when in reality it’s anything but?

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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 »

The /Filmcast Ep. 106 – Knight and Day

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This week, David Chen, Devindra Hardawar, and Adam Quigley discuss the brilliance of Wayne Kramer, forecast a potentially bleak future for both Futurama and Party Down, shower some appreciation on the under-appreciated War of the Worlds, and get excited about Michel Gondry’s Green Hornet. Russ Fischer joins us for this episode.

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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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We have a few release updates for upcoming movies:

Sony Pictures has announced that The Green Hornet will also be released in IMAX 3D, simultaneously with the 2D and 3D release of the movie on January 14th 2010. [thr]

Paramount Pictures has moved M Night Shyamalan’s The Last Airbender from Friday July 2nd to Thursday July 1st. The idea is that since it is a Thursday before July 4th weekend, the date will play like a holiday to the target demographic. Twilight Saga: Eclipse opens a day before on June 30th. [variety]

Scream Gems’ Priest was originally scheduled to hit theaters this year, but the studio pushed it back to 2011 so that the movie could be converted into 3D. That date obviously couldn’t be met, so the film is being delayed yet again, this time to May 13th 2011.

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The first promo poster for Seth Rogen in Michel Gondry‘s The Green Hornet was discovered on display at the Sony Booth at the 2010 Licensing International Expo in Las Vegas. Also, Mezco Toys also announced new action figures for the upcoming big screen movie which give us a closer look at the costumes of The Green Hornet and Kato. Check out the photos after the jump.

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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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