New Punchin’, Weapons Packin’ Images from The Green Hornet

There could — and I stress the word, COULD — be some good stuff in Michel Gondry’s “The Green Hornet”. Mind you, I don’t think it’s going to convince people Seth Rogen can play an action hero, since he’s essentially still just being Seth Rogen here, minus a few pounds of fat. Jay Chou should be the best thing about this movie as Kato, and there are some nice visual flairs, all done in Gondry’s usual kooky ways. I don’t know, I’m still thinking this movie won’t make much of a dent at the box office, but it should — should — be a reasonably entertaining little jaunt in the theaters. Probably. Anyways, the studio has released new pics from the film below. Please to see.

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.

Stinging bad guys January 14, 2011.

Three of the new images below. See the rest in our “The Green Hornet” preview page.