I’ve never understood the thinking that some people have that leads them to believe that just because someone does something well… that means they can do ANYTHING well. For example, just because someone is a good singer, that means they’d be great as an actor. WTF?!?! That’s like saying “I’ve got these really bad head aches. I’ve got this AWEOME plumber who is just amazing… I’ll get him to crack my head open and do some exploratory brain surgery on me”. Makes no sense.
Anyway, it’s no secret that I really like Seth Rogen. I think he has a real gift when it comes to comedy and I enjoy his projects (for the most part) immensely. But still… just because I think he’s a funny dude does NOT mean he’s be a good choice for The Green Hornet. We heard a long time ago that this was probably going to happen… but now according to EW, it’s now official:
Sony is moving forward with what may be the most unlikely superhero film yet: The Green Hornet starring Seth Rogen. The Knocked Up star will play Britt Reid, a bored playboy who inherits his father’s crusading newspaper and spends his nights fighting crime with his sidekick, Kato. Additionally, Rogen is currently penning the film’s script with his writing partner, Evan Goldberg (Superbad); Sony has yet to hire a director for the project. Hornet is due in theaters on June 25, 2010.
Horrible, horrible horrible news. This is a world class mistake. This ranks right up there with Jack Black as The Green Lantern sort of bad. I’m sorry… but a pudgy awkward looking guy playing Britt Reid is beyond stupid. I love Rogen, but this is not a good fit, and I fear terribly for this project. Green Hornet, in my opinion, is a disaster waiting to happen. I will certainly give this film a shot and I hope beyond hope that I’m dead bloody wrong about this… but man this is ugly.