While many people seem to have already made up their mind about Michel Gondry’s The Green Hornet starring Seth Rogen, others are still trying to get a feel for the film. Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) isn’t the obvious choice for directing a film heavy on action and fun, while a slimmed down Rogen is causing people aneurisms as they try to picture him starring in an action film. The Green Hornet also stars Jay Chou as the brawn of the duo, Kato, along with Cameron Diaz, Christoph Waltz, and Michael Pena. Until reviews flood the world ahead of the January 14th 3D release by Sony, most people will judge the film on the trailers and the newest one does a solid job at selling all the nuances and showcases “Kato Vision.” So hit the jump to check out the new trailer with lots of new footage that does not give too much away:
“Britt Reid (Seth Rogen), son and heir to Los Angeles’ largest newspaper fortune, is a rich, spoiled playboy who has been happy to maintain a direction-less existence. When his father James Reid (Tom Wilkinson) dies, Britt meets an impressive and resourceful company employee, Kato (Jay Chou). They realize that they have the resources to do something worthwhile with their lives and finally step out of James Reid’s shadow. Kato builds the ultimate weapon, The Black Beauty, an indestructible car with every weapon imaginable and Britt decides that in order to be heroes, they will pose as villains. With the help of Britt’s new secretary, Lenore Case (Cameron Diaz), they learn that the chief criminal in the city is named Benjamin Chudnofsky (Christoph Waltz). He has united all the gangs under his power, and he quickly sees that the Green Hornet is a direct threat to the prosperous criminal underworld he controls.”
Yahoo provides the latest trailer and it isn’t the only good news from The Green Hornet camp. Test screenings went over incredibly well this month according to the LA Times (backed up by what Steve is hearing from someone who sat in the audience), and there is buzz about a potential sequel. I think this is the best trailer yet, and I’m starting to become more than just cautiously optimistic about the film. Let us know what you think in the comments below.