More Talk about Stephen Chow as Kato

Seth Rogen was clearly clueless about Stephen Chow’s star status when he suggested, many moons ago, that he’d love for Chow to be his sidekick Kato in his upcoming “Green Hornet” movie. Stephen Chow is a man who writes, directs, acts, and produces all of his movies, and he’s probably the biggest movie star in all of Asia. So — seriously? Chow as a sidekick to a second-tier Hollywood actor in a campy film?

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ComingSoon.net talked to Stephen Chow this morning and asked the Hong Kong action star if he would be interested in playing Kato in Seth Rogen’s upcoming The Green Hornet. Here’s a clip:

After explaining to Chow and his interpreter who Seth Rogen was—Chow may have been jetlagged or slightly confused, or just acting that way to avoid answering questions, but he knew who we were talking about when we said that Rogen played the police officer in Superbad. He seemed genuinely pleased that Rogen might think of him, though he hasn’t been approached, thinking that maybe Rogen doesn’t have his contact info. Chow then asked if we might have Rogen’s number, so he could get in touch, and offered to give us his number, so we could arrange a meeting.

Hard to say if Chow was just being nice, and the interviewer didn’t get it, or something got lost in translation. Either way, I still don’t buy that Chow would ever agree to play second fiddle to Rogen. It just defies all manner of logic, especially for anyone familiar with Chow’s work.

When Chow does decide he wants to break into Hollywood, I think he’ll do it on his own terms, and not go the goofy route in a sure-to-be-disastrous “comedy”. I mean, this guy was once on the cover of Time Magazine, for God’s sake.

More Talk about Stephen Chow as Kato



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  • http://www.myspace.com/hulksmashnow B.L. Wooldridge

    “The Green Hornet” could be pretty cool, if done right, and I don’t think Rogen will do Britt Reid and Co. the justice they deserve.

  • http://www.myspace.com/hulksmashnow B.L. Wooldridge

    “The Green Hornet” could be pretty cool, if done right, and I don’t think Rogen will do Britt Reid and Co. the justice they deserve.

  • Jack

    This is like the Bruce Lee story all over again. Chow’s awesome talent shouldn’t be wasted. If this is real the script would have to be great.

  • Jack

    This is like the Bruce Lee story all over again. Chow’s awesome talent shouldn’t be wasted. If this is real the script would have to be great.

  • JOHN

    please seth rogen dont not turn the hornet movie into a comedy you ruin a chance in a life time for a big hit!. if i was you i would make its a serious action pack movie. with some deadly villians and powerful person like a king pin of daredevil.also to have a big name actor to play the green hornet (matt damon) would be good to make a good draw. let stephen chow be in charge of the fight seens. and also be co producer .i bet after this movie if done right you be inline for aleast 3 movies like spiderman, batman,and the bourne movies ty for reading my comment.

  • JOHN

    please seth rogen dont not turn the hornet movie into a comedy you ruin a chance in a life time for a big hit!. if i was you i would make its a serious action pack movie. with some deadly villians and powerful person like a king pin of daredevil.also to have a big name actor to play the green hornet (matt damon) would be good to make a good draw. let stephen chow be in charge of the fight seens. and also be co producer .i bet after this movie if done right you be inline for aleast 3 movies like spiderman, batman,and the bourne movies ty for reading my comment.

  • John Henry

    I seen and own some few movies of Stephen Chow. One really old movie. And he is great actor and really funny. i seen Back To School, it was really funny too. and Kung Fu Hustle, is one of my favorite. CJ7, Well it great funny and my nephew that is like 2 years old love it. I really hope he does much more movies. i just don’t get tired of him.

  • John Henry

    I seen and own some few movies of Stephen Chow. One really old movie. And he is great actor and really funny. i seen Back To School, it was really funny too. and Kung Fu Hustle, is one of my favorite. CJ7, Well it great funny and my nephew that is like 2 years old love it. I really hope he does much more movies. i just don’t get tired of him.

  • Fayth

    Stephen might do it, it in his nature all of his movie he doesn't act funny he is funny it come natural o him that why viewer see him as a good act. so he might do it the side-kick role not a back up role it a role were the actor can be him self more ( less pressure ) I think it give Stephen more room to throw in some wise cracking down right funny remarks. in other worlds he could me the comedy in the comedy lol

  • Fayth

    Stephen might do it, it in his nature all of his movie he doesn't act funny he is funny it come natural o him that why viewer see him as a good act. so he might do it the side-kick role not a back up role it a role were the actor can be him self more ( less pressure ) I think it give Stephen more room to throw in some wise cracking down right funny remarks. in other worlds he could me the comedy in the comedy lol