Seth Rogen's Green Hornet movie was looking like a weird mutant hybrid, with a script by Rogen and Evan Goldberg, but direction by Hong Kong comedy legend Stephen Chow. How would Chow be able to make Rogen's trademark slacker comedy work? But now there's some excellent news: Chow is taking a hand in rewriting the Hornet script himself, and contributing a lot of his own silly ideas. Promoting his new movie Zack And Miri Make A Porno, Rogen also gave an update on the animated Monsters Vs. Aliens and explained why he's not on board for Ghostbusters 3, even though he's already fan-cast in it for life.Seth Rogen filled the press in on his latest comings and goings, but mostly geeked about about Stephen Chow being involved in Green Hornet (and rightfully so). On Chow's involvement:
He's a great guy. He's really funny. And we're just thrilled every time we're in a room with him we're like 'How the fuck did this happen? We got him! We actually got him!' It's really exciting and it's exciting because a lot of people want to work with him so as we hire our production designer and cinematographers were getting to choose from very good people because, and we didn't know this, apparently it's as exciting to everyone else as it was to us that Stephen is making a movie in America. So, it's great. We're amazed and thrilled that we ultimately might be the thing that brought him to America and his first American movie is also our movie. Honestly, it's more exciting that I'm in a Stephen Chow than the 'Green Hornet' even.
Once they signed Chow on Hornet I completely rethought my dislike for this strange adaptation. And Rogen said Chow is getting his hands dirty with the script and adding his own ideas:
Stephen had a lot of ideas and that's exactly what we wanted and I feel like. We want our directors to feel like it's their movie too. We don't want them to feel like they are just guys brought in to film what we wrote. We want them to feel like they can stand behind it also. So far we haven't disagreed, we're all just trying to figure out who he should be.
But what about the rumors that Rogen is already slated to be the newbie ghost hunting kids for Ghostbusters 3? Well not only has Rogen not been approached officially or unofficially, but he's not so keen on the idea:
I mean just as a movie fan I am the first guy to be skeptical of that. It sounds like a terrible idea when you first hear it. At first hearing it sounds like the worst idea ever. I dunno. Maybe. I mean, that would have to be one mutherfucking good script.
And finally Rogen took some time to address his gelatinous character Bob the blob from Monsters Vs. Aliens. The leaked trailer is online already, but we'll get to see the official trailer on the Kung Fu Panda DVD.
I play a blob. We're monsters and I play Bob, he's called, and he's a gelatinous blob with no brain so he's stupid. It's a very funny character actually. It's a great movie. I've had a lot of fun doing it.
More of the interview over at Collider including IMAX Hornet details.