The Green Hornet - Seth Rogen and Jay Chou
Britt Reid (Seth Rogen) and Kato (Jay Chou) © 2011 Columbia Pictures

The Green Hornet started off in 1936 as a radio series. Was later a film series and then a tv series. It also been a comic strip and now it is a modern feature film.

The director is Michel Gondry who previously was best know for direction on Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. The writers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. It stars Seth Rogen, Jay Chou, Cameron Diaz, Christoph Waltz, Edward James Olmos, David Harbour, and Tom Wilkinson.

Official Information

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.

US and Canada release January 14, 2011
UK release January 14, 2011
Australia release January 20, 2011

Colin Davies

The editor of Film Review Online