Just an hour ago I was backstage at Jimmy Kimmel Live standing next to Seth Rogen. The reason I got to be there is Sony invited 10 online reporters to watch the new Green Hornet trailer at Mann’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood and then do an informal Q&A with Seth Rogen, Michel Gondry, Evan Goldberg and Producer Neal Moritz in the theater. After the interview, we were walked across the street to watch Rogen premiere the trailer on national TV by hanging out backstage in the green room.
Well, that was the plan. While the first part went off without a hitch, while we were waiting backstage at Jimmy Kimmel, the power went out in the control room for the first time in the history of the show. What followed was the entire staff trying to solve power problems and it ended with Seth Rogen recording his segment on Jimmy Kimmel’s computer. Let’s just say it was not the night Sony planned for.
But on a positive note, the trailer looked awesome, and it’ll be online in less than an hour. Also, I’ll have the transcript and a more detailed write-up online very soon. Consider this a preview piece….