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Posted by GoreMaster Special Effects on September 14, 2009
by Matt Raub – TheFlickCast.com
With the publicity for Seth Rogen and Michel Gondry’s Green Hornet picking up steam in the past monh or so, more news has come out on the casting of the main villain in he film, Mr. X. The role was originally set to go to Nicolas Cage, but for whatever reason (possibly the fact that he’s got another superhero film in the works with Kick-Ass), Cage has stepped down from his role.
We now recieve word that the role will instead be taken on by Christoph Waltz, fresh from playing the Nazi baddie in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds.
“I’m told that ICM’s actor Christoph Waltz who won Best Actor at the Cannes Film Festival for playing a Nazi in Inglourious Basterds (and is a shoo-in for an Oscar nomination) has now been cast as villain Chudnofsky in Sony’s The Green Hornet opposite Seth Rogen and Cameron Diaz.
Since Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds came out — and crossed the $100M mark this weekend – Waltz has been offered a lot of big movies by a lot of big directors. And he’s getting big bucks now. How great he’s found success at age 52.”
This is the second news of an actor getting replaced from the film after Stephen Chow stepped down from both directing and the role of Kato. See Waltz, Rogen, and Cameron Diaz in theaters for Green Hornet on December 17, 2010
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Posted by GoreMaster Special Effects on August 30, 2009
Cameron Diaz as Lenore Case in Green Hornet
Even though Seth Rogen has been trying to convince fans that everything is proceeding smoothly on “The Green Hornet,” Columbia Pictures has just announced that it has moved the film from its July 7th, 2010 release date to December 17th, 2010.
“We’re both relieved and psyched about the change,” Rogen told HitFix. “It gives more time for post, which would have been immensely rushed if we were to come out in the summer.”
He continued: “It also affords us more time to promote the film, (now we can go to Comic-Con with more than a car!) and ultimately is a great vote of confidence from the studio. We got the same date that movies like ‘I Am Legend’ and ‘Avatar’ are getting, so we’re thrilled to be there.”
It is believed that the five month delay is created at the hands of Stephen Chow, who first signed to direct and star in “The Green Hornet” and then abandoned both positions. And since Columbia couldn’t have the Summer release, it was forced to push the film till December, another popular month for action films.
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Posted by GoreMaster Special Effects on August 13, 2009
Last month it was reported that Cameron Diaz was in talks to join Seth Rogen in The Green Hornet as his love interest. We haven’t heard anything since, but now Cameron has confirmed that she’s “in” to SplashPage:
Diaz has officially signed on to play Lenore “Casey” Case, historically Britt Reid’s beautiful secretary and one of the few people aware of the fact that Reid (who will be played by Seth Rogen), spends his off-hours fighting crime as the Hornet. In the soon-to-shoot film, however, Casey will be reimagined as a forensics-TV-show loving amateur sleuth who remains in the dark about Green Hornet’s true identity—and is smarting from a recent divorce.
Diaz also told us that she recently met the new Kato, and that they’re hard at work in pre-production for the Summer 2010 flick. “Seth and Michel are awesome, and Jay Chou too,” she said. “We’re having a really great time.”
Diaz has been hard at work reviewing the past incarnations of Casey, but explained that it will ultimately be a modern, very different take on the character. “I think she’ll have her own little [differences],” explained the “Charlie’s Angels” series star. “I’m going with Michel, because this is Michel’s movie and Seth’s movie. So, I’m playing the character that they wrote for us.”
Source(s): SplashPage.com, Filmonic.com
Posted in New Releases | Tagged: amateur sleuth, Britt Reid, Cameron Diaz, Cameron Diaz in The Green Hornet, Charlie’s Angels, crime fighter, goremaster, Green Hornet love interest, Green Hornet’s true identity, Jay Chou, Lenore “Casey” Case, new Kato, Seth Rogen | 1 Comment »
Posted by GoreMaster Special Effects on August 8, 2009
Gregg Kilday – Hollywood Reporter
Asian pop star Jay Chou will team up with Seth Rogen to fight crime in a new film version of “The Green Hornet,” to be directed by Michel Gondry.
Chou snapped up the role of Kato, the Green Hornet’s sidekick, after Stephen Chow walked away from the Columbia Pictures project last month.
The film, written by Rogen & Evan Goldberg, is based upon “The Green Hornet” radio series created by George W. Trendle. It is slated for release summer 2010.
The Kato role was previously played by martial-arts legend Bruce Lee in a 1974 version.
“It’s an overwhelming experience to take on a role made famous by Bruce Lee. I won’t try to be Bruce Lee’s Kato — I will try to bring my own interpretation to the part,” Chou promised.
Born Chou Chieh-Lun in Taiwan in 1979, Chou released his debut album “Jay,” combining Eastern and Western musical traditions, in 2000. He moved into acting with a starring role in 2005′s “Initial D,” a comedy-action hit in China. Other credits include Zhang Yimou’s “The Curse of the Golden Flower,” as well as “Secret,” which marked his directing debut.
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Posted by GoreMaster Special Effects on August 5, 2009
Seth Rogen unveils Green Hornets 'Black beauty' at ComicCon
Larry Carroll – MTV News
These days, Seth Rogen and best bud Evan Goldberg are hard at work getting ready to shoot their high-profile flick “The Green Hornet.” But according to the “Funny People” star, the hardest part about adapting “Hornet” for the big-screen hasn’t been concerns over how to pay homage to the source material, or even how to make Rogen into an action star – it’s been making sure they don’t repeat their old material.
“It’s hard not to steal your own jokes,” laughed Rogen when we caught up with him recently, remembering the process of writing “Hornet” with Godlberg, his longtime collaborator who also co-wrote/produced the hit comedies “Pineapple Express” and “Superbad.” “It’s hard; like, you really forget which ideas you’ve used and which ones you haven’t.”
Recently, the duo were on hand to unveil Green Hornet’s Black Beauty at Comic-Con – and eager to talk about the script they’ll begin shooting soon.
“It’s funny, yesterday me and Evan were writing,” Rogen remembered of one action scene. “And he was like ‘Oh, let’s do a scene where the badguy grabs his henchman, and then the other badguy shoots the henchman!’”
“And I was like ‘We already did that in ‘Pineapple Express.’ Like, we did that exact same joke,” laughed Rogen. “Evan had to think back for a few minutes before he realized that.”
Although, if Rogen and Goldberg aren’t perfect in avoiding every gag they’ve used before, they could always refer to such a scene as an homage and come out looking like geniuses. “Exactly,” laughed Rogen. “It’s just lazy, but we could say we were paying homage to ourselves, something we did two years ago.”
If they ever do finish the script, “Green Hornet” is scheduled to start playing out under the watchful eye of Michel Gondry in the Fall, eyeballing a prime July 9, 2010 blockbuster release date.
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Posted by GoreMaster Special Effects on July 30, 2009
By Borys Kit – HollywoodReporter.com
Michelle Rodriguez, Michael Pena and Bridget Moynahan have been recruited to join Columbia’s “Battle: Los Angeles.”
The sci-fi actioner, directed by Jonathan Liebesman and produced by Original Film’s Neal Moritz, stars Aaron Eckhart and is set to begin production in the fall.
“Battle” revolves around a Marine staff sergeant (Eckhart) and his new platoon’s battle against an alien invasion on the streets of Los Angeles.
Rodriguez will play Crpl. Adriana Santos, a member of a radio battalion.
Pena plays the father of a boy the Marines find along the way, and Moynahan plays a veterinarian.
“I’m thrilled to reunite with Michelle,” said Moritz, who worked with Rodriguez on “S.W.A.T.” and “The Fast and the Furious” movies. “Her intensity is just right for the platoon.”
Ori Marmur is overseeing for Original. Doug Belgrad and Sam Dickerman are overseeing for Columbia.
Rodriguez next appears in James Cameron’s sci-fi epic “Avatar” and will star and co-produce her first film, the historical drama “Tropico de Sangre,” through her production company Cheshire Kat. She is repped by UTA and the Collective.
Pena, who most recently appeared in “Observe and Report” with Seth Rogen, recently completed production on Werner Herzog and David Lynch’s psychological thriller “My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done.” He is repped by CAA and Management 360.
Moynahan, repped by WME and Brillstein Entertainment Partners, next appears in Fox’s “Ramona and Beezus,” starring opposite John Corbett and Ginnifer Goodwin.
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Posted by GoreMaster Special Effects on July 13, 2009
Here is the 2009 announcement from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as it extended 134 invitations to several artists and executives “who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures” read the press release.
- Casey Affleck – The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Gone Baby Gone
- Emily Blunt – Sunshine Cleaning, The Devil Wears Prada
- Michael Cera – Juno, Superbad
- Viola Davis – Doubt, State of Play
- James Franco – Milk, Spider-Man
- Brendan Gleeson – In Bruges, Mission: Impossible II
- Anne Hathaway – Rachel Getting Married, The Princess Diaries
- Taraji P. Henson – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Hustle & Flow
- Emile Hirsch – Into the Wild, Lords of Dogtown
- Hugh Jackman – X-Men Origins: Wolverine, The Prestige
- Melissa Leo – Frozen River, 21 Grams
- Jane Lynch – Role Models, The 40 Year-Old Virgin
- Eddie Marsan – Happy-Go-Lucky, The Illusionist
- James McAvoy – Atonement, The Last King of Scotland
- Seth Rogen – Monsters vs. Aliens, Knocked Up
- Paul Rudd – I Love You, Man, Knocked Up
- Amy Ryan – Changeling, Gone Baby Gone
- Michael Shannon – Revolutionary Road, Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead
- Michelle Williams – Wendy and Lucy, Brokeback Mountain
- Jeffrey Wright – Quantum of Solace, W.
- J.J. Blumenkranz – Monster House, The Polar Express
- Konstantin Bronzit – Lavatory-Lovestory, The Cat and the Fox
- Kendal Cronkhite – Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, Antz
- Rodolphe Guenoden – Kung Fu Panda, Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas
- Byron Howard – Bolt, Lilo & Stitch
- Kunio Kato – La Maison en Petits Cubes
- Doug Sweetland – Presto, The Incredibles
- Chris Williams – Bolt, Chicken Little
- Andrew Ackland-Snow – Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Notting Hill
- Matthew D. Loeb
- Redmond Morris
- John Papsidera – The Dark Knight, Agent Cody Banks
- Bernie Telsey – Sex and the City, Across the Universe
- Russ T. Alsobrook – Paul Blart Mall Cop, Forgetting Sarah Marshall
- Anthony Dod Mantle – Slumdog Millionaire, The Last King of Scotland
- Henner Hofmann – Ave Maria, La Leyenda de una Mascara (The Legend of the Mask)
- Claudio Miranda – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Failure to Launch
- Rodney Taylor – Save Me, Wired to Win: Surviving the Tour de France
- Mandy Walker – Australia, Shattered Glass
- Deborah Hopper – Changeling, Million Dollar Baby
- Louise Mingenbach – The Hangover, Superman Returns
- Michael O’Connor – The Duchess, Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day
- Michael Wilkinson – Watchmen, Babel
- Rachid Bouchareb – Days of Glory, Dust of Life
- Danny Boyle – Slumdog Millionaire, Sunshine
- David Frankel – Marley & Me, The Devil Wears Prada
- Rod Lurie – Nothing but the Truth, The Contender
- Thomas McCarthy – The Visitor, The Station Agent
- Tyler Perry – Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns, Madea’s Family Reunion
- Henry Selick – Coraline, Monkeybone
- William Gazecki – Crop Circles: Quest for Truth, Waco: The Rules of Engagement
- Rachel Grady – Jesus Camp, The Boys of Baraka
- Rory Kennedy – Ghosts of Abu Ghraib, A Boy’s Life
- Scott Hamilton Kennedy – The Garden, OT: Our Town
- James Marsh – Man on Wire, Wisconsin Death Trip
- Megan Mylan – Smile Pinki, Lost Boys of Sudan
- Doug Pray – Surfwise, Scratch
- Daniel D.A. Battsek
- Steve Beeks
- Graham W. Burke
- Joe Drake
- Erik Feig
- Paul Hanneman
- Donald P. Harris
- Claudia Lewis
- Roger Barton – Speed Racer, Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith
- Hank Corwin – What Just Happened, The New World
- Chris Dickens – Slumdog Millionaire, Shaun of the Dead
- Elliot Graham – Milk, Superman Returns
- Kathryn Himoff – Appaloosa, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
- Leo Trombetta – Little Children, Northfork
- Brent White – Step Brothers, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
- Pam Wise – Then She Found Me, Transamerica
Live Action Short Films
- Reto Caffi – Auf der Strecke (On the Line), Leos Freunde
- Jochen Alexander Freydank – Spielzeugland (Toyland), Dienst (Duty)
- F. Carter Pilcher – The Dreaming, Bitter
Makeup and Hairstylists
- Howard Berger – Seven Pounds, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
- Mike Elizalde – Hellboy II: The Golden Army, Fantastic Four: Rise of The Silver Surfer
- Louis Lazzara – Race to Witch Mountain, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
- Gerald Quist – Tropic Thunder, The Santa Claus 3: The Escape Clause
- Jeff Danna – Lakeview Terrace, Fracture
- Andrew Dorfman – Baby Mama, Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist
- Peter Gabriel – WALL-E, Philadelphia
- Clint Mansell – The Wrestler, The Fountain
- A.R. Rahman – Slumdog Millionaire, Elizabeth: The Golden Age
- Mark Ciardi – The Game Plan, The Rookie
- Christian Colson – Slumdog Millionaire, The Descent
- Gordon Gray – Invincible, Miracle
- Broderick Johnson – One Missed Call; P.S. I Love You
- Cathy Konrad – 3:10 to Yuma, Walk the Line
- Andrew Kosove – Racing Stripes, Dude, Where’s My Car?
- James Lassiter – Hancock, Lakeview Terrace
- Russell Smith – Juno, The Libertine
- Paula Wagner – Death Race, Elizabethtown
- Donald Graham Burt – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Zodiac
- Michael Carlin – The Duchess, In Bruges
- Jane Ann Stewart – The Savages, Sideways
- Kevin Thompson – Duplicity, Michael Clayton
- Michael D. Camp
- Marc Cohen
- Megan Colligan
- James C. Gallagher
- David Kaminow
- Sal Ladestro
- Maria Pekurovskaya
- Elizabeth Petit
- Rebecca Alleway – The Duchess, The Last King of Scotland
- Peter Lando – The Dark Knight, The Invisible
- Barbara Munch-Cameron – Bottle Shock, Rent
- Robert Topol – Doubt, The Departed
- Michael Barry – The Reader, Mamma Mia!
- Derek Casari – The Soloist, Beowulf
- Aaron Glascock – Deception; Good Night, and Good Luck.
- Ren Klyce – Zodiac, The Fight Club
- Peter F. Kurland – No Country for Old Men, Walk the Line
- Karen Baker Landers – 27 Dresses, The Bourne Ultimatum
- Hamilton Sterling – Fool’s Gold, Scary Movie 4
- Deborah Wallach – Frost/Nixon, The Da Vinci Code
- Kim Waugh – Shade, Monster’s Ball
- Christopher Bond – Idlewild, Superman Returns
- Matthew Butler – The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, Letters from Iwo Jima
- Chris Corbould – The Dark Knight, Casino Royale
- Rob Engle – Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience, Beowulf
- Scott Gordon – Nim’s Island, Spider-Man 3
- Hal Hickel – Iron Man, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest
- Van Ling – Milk, Vanilla Sky
- Shane Mahan – Iron Man, War of the Worlds
- Steve Preeg – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
- Tim Webber – The Dark Knight, Children of Men
- Edson Williams – Star Trek (2009), The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
- John August – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Charlie’s Angels
- Dustin Lance Black – Milk
- Courtney Hunt – Frozen River
- Howard A. Rodman – Savage Grace, Joe Gould’s Secret
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Posted by GoreMaster Special Effects on July 9, 2009
Josh Wigler – MTV.com
Seth Rogen’s planned adaptation of “The Green Hornet” might be getting a little help from Heaven above — or, if nothing else, the film could be touched by an “Angel.”
Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Cameron Diaz, she of the “Charlie’s Angels” franchise, could be playing the female lead opposite Rogen in the Michel Gondry-directed “The Green Hornet.” While a deal has yet to be signed, EW indicates that the actress is in early talks for the role.
In joining “The Green Hornet,” Diaz’s acting career would essentially be coming full circle. She made her on-screen debut opposite Jim Carrey in “The Mask,” the 1994 comedy based on the Dark Horse comic book. If that film’s a little too far back in the memory bank for you (and shame on you if that’s the case!), “The Mask” centered on an everyman (Carrey) who slipped on a mystical mask, thereby transforming into a green-faced, slapstick-heavy, superpowered numbskull.
Here, Diaz would be playing opposite Rogen, a well-established comedian that is breaking convention by playing a comic book hero that just so happens to boast the word “Green” in his moniker. Diaz starring alongside two comedians playing green-related superheroes? Just a coincidence?
Yeah, probably so.
If the casting news pans out, Diaz would star alongside the aforementioned Rogen, who plays Britt Reid, the masked vigilante known as the Green Hornet. Casting details are light on the film thus far, with Stephen Chow currently attached to play the Hornet’s martial artist sidekick Kato — but after Chow’s directing deal fell through, it’s a tad up in the air whether the actor will continue with the project.
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Posted by GoreMaster Special Effects on June 19, 2009
“Harold and Maude” to Kick Off Weekend Retrospective Screening Series
Cameron Crowe and Peter Bart will host a free-wheeling discussion with panelists including Jon Voight, Judd Apatow, Seth Rogen, Diablo Cody, Haskell Wexler and Jeff Berg as part of special Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences salute to Oscar®-winning film editor and director Hal Ashby on Thursday, June 25, at 7:30 p.m. at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. The conversation will be followed by a screening of Ashby’s 1971 bittersweet romance “Harold and Maude.” The salute also will kick off a weekend retrospective screening series at the Linwood Dunn Theater, featuring five new prints of Ashby’s films from the Academy Film Archive.
Ashby began his career as a film editor; he was nominated twice in the category, winning in 1967 for “In the Heat of the Night.” He made his directorial debut in 1970 with “The Landlord.”
Ashby applied his unconventional storytelling style to a series of films that uniquely combine the humor and pathos of everyday life within a broad range of subjects, from returning Vietnam War veterans to Hollywood hairdressers.
In 1978 Ashby was nominated for directing the anti-war drama “Coming Home,” a film that received eight Academy Award® nominations and went on to win three Oscars® including Actor in a Leading Role and Actress in a Leading Role for Voight and Jane Fonda. Ashby died in 1988.
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Posted by GoreMaster Special Effects on April 24, 2009
By night, debonair newspaper publisher Britt Reid (Seth Rogen) fights crime as a masked superhero known as The Green Hornet. At his side is martial arts expert Kato (Stephen Chow).
Expect a June 2010 release for this Original film directed by Michael Gondry. Stephen Chow had been tapped to direct but dropped out over creative differences. He is still expected to co-star as Kato, the Hornet’s trusty sidekick and chauffeur.
Since Chow’s departure, the project has been the subject of speculation that it was sliding into development hell, but the studio is intent on making the feature one of its 2010 tentpoles.
The choice of Gondry, the helmer behind off-the-beaten-path films such as “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,” “The Science of Sleep” and “Be Kind Rewind,” signals that the creative direction the studio and the film’s producer, Neal Moritz, are trying to take the project is one not usually associated with the usual crime-fighter movie.
As of this post, the Special Effects Makeup artists haven’t been named.
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