If you’ve seen Seth Rogen recently and thought “he is less fat..why?”, the answer to that is The Green Hornet. He lost lots of body fat for the role of a crime-fighting hero in the film, however at one point it looked like it was all for nothing after Stephen Chow pulled out of directing. Now, according to THR Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind director Michel Gondry is in talks to direct.
Since Chow’s departure, the project has been the subject of speculation that it was sliding into development hell, but the studio is intent on making the feature one of its 2010 tentpoles.
The choice of Gondry, the helmer behind off-the-beaten-path films such as “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,” “The Science of Sleep” and “Be Kind Rewind,” signals that the creative direction the studio and the film’s producer, Neal Moritz, are trying to take the project is one not usually associated with the usual crime-fighter movie.