As far as trailers are concerned in the recent past, the international trailers usually have the upper hand, forcing those in the U.S. to flood online to catch a better glimpse at upcoming films. However, in the case of the latest international trailer for Michael Gondry’s The Green Hornet, the domestic trailer remains superior. The new trailer is 30 seconds shorter, eliminating some of the humor and cutting a few scenes, but it adds one new scene to the mix that may be worth a glimpse for those that just can’t get enough. For the trailer, details on the new scene featured, and a plot synopsis, hit the jump.
For the sake of brevity, you can skip to the 1:22 mark to see the new scene. Kato (Jay Chou) has all of the weapons that he is about to put into the Black Beauty laid out, and it is quite the arsenal. We see almost all of the weapons used in the trailer, including the green-hued missiles. Something tells me that there will be a few more tricks up the Black Beauty’s hood, but we will have to wait for the Seth Rogen star vehicle to roll out in IMAX, 3D, and good old 2D on January 14, 2011 to see. For those not up to speed, below is a brief plot synopsis.
Britt Reid (Seth Rogen) is the son of LA’s most prominent and respected media magnate and perfectly happy to maintain a directionless existence on the party scene – until his father (Tom Wilkinson) mysteriously dies, leaving Britt his vast media empire. Striking an unlikely friendship with one of his father’s more industrious and inventive employees, Kato (Jay Chou), they see their chance to do something meaningful for the first time in their lives: fight crime. But in order to do this, they decide to become criminals themselves – protecting the law by breaking it, Britt becomes the vigilante The Green Hornet as he and Kato hit the streets.
Using all his ingenuity and skill, Kato builds the ultimate in advanced retro weaponry, The Black Beauty, an indestructible car equal parts firepower and horsepower. Rolling in a mobile fortress on wheels and striking the bad guys with Kato’s clever gadgets, The Green Hornet and Kato quickly start making a name for themselves, and with the help of Britt’s new secretary, Lenore Case (Cameron Diaz), they begin hunting down the man who controls LA’s gritty underworld: Benjamin Chudnofsky (Christoph Waltz). But Chudnofsky has plans of his own: to swat down The Green Hornet once and for all. The Green Hornet stars Seth Rogen, Jay Chou, Christoph Waltz, Cameron Diaz, Edward James Olmos, David Harbour and Tom Wilkinson.