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Rogen: Hornet Is No Joke

    July 30, 2007

From SCI FI Wire:

Seth Rogen, who will co-write and star in the film adaptation of the 1960s TV series The Green Hornet, told reporters that although he is known for comedy, the film will be more of a straight-up action movie.

"We're not doing like a goofy reimagining of The Green Hornet or anything," Rogen said in a press conference while promoting his current film, Superbad, at Comic-Con International in San Diego over the weekend. "He's not getting bitten by a radioactive hornet or anything like that."

Rogen is developing the film with his writing partner Evan Goldberg, who co-wrote Superbad and the upcoming action film Pineapple Express with him. He said that as fans of the original TV series, they don't want to deviate too far from the source material.

"It's something that I've always been a fan of and Evan's really into," he said. "We're trying to keep it as true to the 1966 TV series as possible. We want it to be an adventure-action movie, somewhere in the world of Lethal Weapon and Indiana Jones, I guess you would say. I mean, totally, that's kind of what we're striving for. We just want it to be fun and kick-ass."

Rogen said that the experience of making Pineapple Express was what convinced him and Goldberg that they could do justice to The Green Hornet.


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