Anyone who’s followed the progress of the big screen adaption of pulp hero and cult icon, “The Green Hornet” knows that the property has been repeatedly beset by hurdles and setbacks, from Kevin Smith abandoning the project a few years ago, to the more recent departure of Stephen Chow, first from the director’s chair and finally from the role of driver/sidekick, Kato. Well word has it that the flick has yet again been delayed as its July 7, 2010 release date has been moved back five months to December 17, 2010. More after the jump:
Box Office Mojo is showing that the film has been pushed back, citing no reason for the delay. It is being inferred however, that more time is being scheduled for the flick’s post production period, even though principal photography has yet to begin. This move also conveniently distances “Green Hornet” from the Rob Rodriguez produced “Predators” reboot also due out that summer, as well as out from between a sandwich of Cameron Diaz and Nick Cage movies, both of whom also star in “Green Hornet”. Still not too sure about this movie, even with Michel Gondry at the helm. Seth Rogen is going to have to do a lot more than be thin to make this work out, we’ll see though. He could pull a Michael Keaton and surprise us all. As always, more info as we get it.
UPDATE: Drew at Hitfix has gotten an update directly from Seth Rogen about the date change. Here’s what Seth said:
“We’re both relieved and psyched about the change. It gives more time for post, which would have been immensely rushed if we were to come out in the summer. It also affords us more time to promote the film, (now we can go to Comic-Con with more than a car!) and ultimately is a great vote of confidence from the studio. We got the same date that movies like ‘I Am Legend’ and ‘Avatar’ are getting, so we’re thrilled to be there.”