The trailer is here for Michel Gondry‘s The Green Hornet, starring a somewhat slimmed-down Seth Rogen (who co-wrote the script) and Jay Chou, the Taiwanese actor and musician who has a sizable following throughout Asia, but is still largely unknown in America. In The Green Hornet, Britt Reid (Rogen), heir to his father’s newspaper empire, chooses to become a masked hero known as The Green Hornet when his father is mysteriously gunned down by thugs. Assisting Reid is martial arts expert Kato (Chou), his wry sidekick.
The Green Hornet looks to be a significant change of pace for director Michel Gondry, whose other films (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Science of Sleep) have been anything but conventional, mainstream fare. I’m actually really surprised by just how normal this movie appears – although that’s not necessarily a bad thing. In fact, I think the Rogen-Chou pairing is going to be hilarious – but watch the trailer and judge for yourself! Remember that you can find this trailer and many more on our Trailers page, which we update daily.
The Green Hornet hits theaters January 2011.