New Poster, Stills, Featurette, and Preview Clip for The Green Hornet
12.23.10 by BJSprecher
The debut of director Michel Gondry's (Be Kind Rewind) The Green Hornet adaptation is less than a month away and Columbia Pictures is making a big push for the movie by unleashing a ton of new promotional materials. For the UK release, Columbia has unveiled a new quad poster that looks like four character posters combined into one. And IGN has scored five exclusive new still images from the movie that were seemingly selected because they show title star Seth Rogen as an unlikely hero, or as "A Different Kind of Superhero," the title of the new featurette released via Yahoo!Movies.
In addition to containing new movie footage and B-roll, the featurette contains commentary from Rogen and Evan Goldberg (Pineapple Express), who co-wrote the movie with Rogen, as well as Cameron Diaz. The featurette basically makes light of Rogen as an action hero ("one could call it 'preposterous'") and sets up the Green Hornet's sidekick, Kato (Jay Chou), as the real action hero of the movie.
Also, a new preview clip was recently released showing why the Green Hornet should be considered Kato's sidekick and not the other way around. In the clip, the Green Hornet loses his cool when the duo are attacked by a truckload of goons, while Kato doesn't hesitate to leap from their souped-up car, "Black Beauty," into the goons' truck. This clip also features a sly nod to the man who famously filled Kato's shoes in the '60s TV series, Bruce Lee. If you didn't catch it, here's a hint: It starts with "nun" and ends with "chucks."
Tom Wilkinson, Edward James Olmos and Academy Award-winner Christoph Waltz also star.