Columbia Pictures has announced that principal photography is now underway for the Michel Gondry-directed superhero film The Green Hornet. Seth Rogen co-wrote the script with Evan Goldberg and will star as The Green Hornet. Taiwanese actor/pop star Jay Chou will play Kato, with Cameron Diaz and Edward James Olmos co-starring.
Columbia Pictures also announced two new cast additions: David Harbour and Tom Wilkinson, while Nicolas Cage remains in negotiations to appear in the film. Head on over the jump to read the full press release.
The Green Hornet is scheduled to hit theaters on December 17, 2010.
FILMING COMMENCES ON THE GREEN HORNET
DIRECTED BY MICHEL GONDRY AND STARRING SETH ROGEN, JAY CHOU AND CAMERON DIAZ FOR COLUMBIA PICTURES
CULVER CITY, Calif., September 2, 2009 – A classic character of film, television, radio and comic books returns to the big screen in Columbia Pictures’ feature film The Green Hornet, starring Seth Rogen (Superbad, Knocked Up) as the vigilante crime-fighter. Production is underway on the Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) helmed film, which is produced by Neal H. Moritz (I Am Legend, The Fast and the Furious) and executive produced by Michael Grillo (The Accidental Tourist), Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg (Superbad, Pineapple Express), Ori Marmur (Evan Almighty) and George W. Trendle, Jr. The screenplay is by Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg, based upon “The Green Hornet” radio series created by George W. Trendle and shoots entirely in Los Angeles. The film is set for release December 17, 2010.
In addition to Rogen, the film also stars Taiwanese actor-pop star Jay Chou as Kato, Cameron Diaz (Charlie’s Angels, What Happens in Vegas), Edward James Olmos (“Battlestar Galactica”), David Harbour (Revolutionary Road) and Tom Wilkinson (Valkyrie). Nicolas Cage is also in negotiations to appear in the film.
Academy Award®-nominee John Schwartzman (Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian) is the director of photography. Production designer is Owen Paterson (The Matrix Revolutions), Kym Barrett (Speed Racer) serves as costume designer and Michael Tronick (Mr. & Mrs. Smith) is editing.