When the first official trailer for The Green Hornet hit a few weeks ago it surprised a few people as it actually looked pretty watchable. There was talk of a turd following Columbia’s decision to push it back to January and convert it into 3D, add to that it is the first superhero movie to go the comedic route as opposed to being ‘dark and gritty’.
Well today Sony released a new UK trailer for the film, and it contains a bunch of few scenes including more slo-mo action shots and more of Christoph Waltz (although we have yet to hear him speak).
In the film Seth Rogen plays Britt Reid whose father mysteriously dies, leaving him his vast media empire. Britt teams up with one of his father’s employees named Kato (Jay Chou), and with the help of Britt’s new secretary, Lenore Case (Cameron Diaz), they begin hunting down the man who controls LA’s gritty underworld: Benjamin Chudnofsky (Christoph Waltz).
The Green Hornet will be released in January 2011 and is directed by Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind), although you wouldn’t have thought it.