Seth Rogen Updates The Green Hornet
Posted 10.28.09 by Ryan
At a recent press junket for the TV movie Monsters Vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins From Outer Space, Seth Rogen spoke about The Green Hornet, which he is currently shooting and co-wrote with Evan Goldberg (Superbad). Rogen told MovieWeb that it is a relief to finally be working on the oft-troubled movie.
It is [a relief]. An enormous one; constantly. But we still have to make it awesome. So the true relief isn't there yet.
With Stephen Chow dropping out as director and co-star, the release being pushed
back five months, and Nicolas Cage also quitting the project, The Green Hornet has had it's share of troubles before it even started production. At one point, Rogen joked that The Green Hornet was never going to be made but would be promoted "for the next 10 years." Now that Rogen and director Michel Gondry are finally working on the movie, Rogen doesn't feel that the pressure's off.
I will blame Gondry if it sucks though. No, I'm just joking. No we are all in it, you know. I take a huge amount of the pressure. I understand that. I understand that. I understand that it's my face on it, you know, when it literally comes out even if, you know, even if it sucks for another reason, people will blame me and that's why I have to be so involved to try to make sure that it doesn't suck. But honestly a lot of your work is done before now. It's hiring the right people and making sure all the elements are in place. And then, you know, trusting them to do what you hired them to do. But I'm there all the time so I can make sure everything is going well. There's a lot of pressure. I understand that. I've been talking about this movie for years and if it sucks then no one will be more disappointed than me, believe me.
Rogen also revealed a new addition to the cast: Edward Furlong. "Edward Furlong is in the movie, yes," said Rogen. With his career a long way from his debut in T2, Furlong likely won't quit the project. Rogen would not reveal what role Furlong will be playing.
Next Showing: The Green Hornet
opens December 17, 2010