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There are a couple of small pieces of trivia that cropped up this week, none really worth a headline of their own, but entertaining enough that I’ve crammed a couple together here. One comes from the deep history of Sylvester Stallone, who talks about an audition he once had in front of George Lucas. The other tells of a set of films that could have borne Edgar Wright’s name, had things been a little bit different. Read More »

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UPDATE: We have now confirmed that James Newton Howard is in fact taking over for Elfman. Original article follows.

Add another item to the ever-growing list of setbacks plaguing The Green Hornet. The film has been having problems since day one, and between the tacked-on 3D post-conversion and the delayed January (aka “dump month”) release date, it appears that not even the addition of director Michel Gondry (following Stephen Chow‘s departure) may have been enough to salvage the project from its production woes.

The bright side here is that this particular setback may inadvertently work to the film’s advantage. Danny Elfman was originally set to work the score for The Green Hornet, but now he’s out, and James Newton Howard is in talks to take over as composer. Learn more after the break. Read More »

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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?

Check after the break to find out. Read More »

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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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See One Minute of Footage From The Green Hornet

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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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