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Chances of Michel Gondry’s “The Green Hornet” doing a lot of business when it opens early 2011 is probably pretty slim. How many people actually even remember the old TV show? Not a whole lot. But I gotta admit, the more I’m seeing from it, the more I think it could be good, solid entertainment. If nothing else, it’ll probably introduce Taiwanese star Jay Chou to the English-speaking world, and the kid should prove to have a long career ahead of him should he decide to follow in the footsteps of, say, Chow Yun Fat, Jackie Chan, and Jet Li. Anyways, here’s an Australian version of the trailer that Sony recently released for “The Green Hornet”, with some extra new footage thrown in along with the ones you already saw from the recent theatrical trailer to make it worth your time.
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.
Kick ass January 14, 2011.
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