Feel the Sting: The Green Hornet Trailer Debuts

On the heels of the first photos from Michel Gondry’s “Green Hornet”, comes the trailer premiere. Seth Rogen plays clueless noob to Jay Chou’s super kung fu sidekick guy in Master of Wackness Director Gondry’s first crack at an action-adventure movie”. The result is … huh. I’m not sure what to make of the trailer, actually. It’s actually more comedy than straight action, though there apparently is some of those, too, and Seth Rogen is playing, well, Seth Rogen. See for yourself, here’s the first trailer for “The Green Hornet”.

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.

Starring Christoph Waltz, Seth Rogen, Cameron Diaz, Edward Furlong, Edward James Olmos, Tom Wilkinson, Jay Chou, Chad Colema, Sterling Cooper, Analeigh Tipton, David Harbour, Eddie Rouse, and directed by Michel Gondry.

Kato saves the day January 14, 2011.

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