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02.25.09 28 Comments

This picture’s better without context, I feel.

Last we heard about Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s plan for a comedic take on the Green Hornet, Stephen Chow (the Kung Fu Hustle guy) had dropped out as director and the project seemed like it was on its way to development hell.  Late yesterday, the big news was that Eternal Sunshine (one of my all-time favorites) director Michel Gondry was coming onboard (additional hipster coffee shop conversation piece: Gondry directed the first fifth episode of this season’s Flight of the Conchords).

“This story has always been close to me and now Seth and Evan have written a script that is both funny and real — the best of both worlds. I cannot wait to further collaborate with them on it.”  Gondry said. The film will begin shooting this summer and is set for release June 25, 2010. [DHD]

Is this going to be an f-d up movie?  Probably.  But that’s good.  The last thing I want to see is another half-assed superhero movie where the hero discovers his power in act one, has a showdown with his evil doppleganger in act three, and spends most of the time in between whining about his one-dimensional love interest.  Where are the gangbangs?  Where are the tiger fights?  These Hollywood fags have no vision.

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